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The relationship between low adult literacy levels and Aboriginal family and community engagement in educational decision making

  • Authors: Ratcliffe, Ruth, Boughton, Bob
  • Published: 2019

This article draws on work with communities in the rural and remote towns of Brewarrina, Wilcannia and Enngonia, New South Wales (NSW) to explore the relationship between low adult literacy…

Costs and effects of higher turnover of nurses and Aboriginal health practitioners and higher use of short-term nurses in remote Australian primary care services: an observational cohort study

  • Authors: Zhao, Yuejen, Russell, Deborah Jane, Guthridge, Steven, Ramjan, Mark, Jones, Michael P, Humphreys, John S, Wakerman, John
  • Published: 2019

Objectives To compare the costs and effects of higher turnover of resident nurses and Aboriginal health practitioners and higher use of agency-employed nurses in remote primary care (PC) services and…

Forming a humanitarian brand: Childhood and affect in Central Australia

  • Author: Anderson, Drew
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2019

This chapter draws upon ethnographic research with an international NGO working with Indigenous communities in the central desert of Australia. International NGOs have often relied upon the commodification of children…

Rethinking evaluation for improved health outcomes: Implications for remote Australia

  • Authors: Carey, Timothy A., Fauth, James M., Tremblay, George C.
  • Published: 2019

Despite enduring and unacceptable disparities in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians as well as people living in rural and remote locations, evidence indicates that health services…

What counts? The influence of school attendance on Australia’s urban Indigenous students’ educational achievement

  • Authors: Baxter, Lindy P., Meyers, Noel M.
  • Published: 2019

Formal primary and secondary school education for all students should provide a pathway to overcome inequality and disadvantage. Logically, attending school regularly and often during the compulsory years of school…

The picture talk project: Aboriginal community input on consent for research

  • Authors: Fitzpatrick, Emily FM, Macdonald, Gaynor, Martiniuk, Alexandra LC, Oscar, June, D’Antoine, Heather, Carter, Maureen, Lawford, Tom, Elliott, Elizabeth J
  • Published: 2019

Background: The consent and community engagement process for research with Indigenous communities is rarely evaluated. Research protocols are not always collaborative, inclusive or culturally respectful. If participants do not trust…

Collaborating for sustainable water and energy management: Assessment and categorisation of Indigenous involvement in remote Australian communities

  • Authors: Jackson, Melissa, Stewart, Rodney A., Fielding, Kelly S., Cochrane, Jessie, Beal, Cara D.
  • Published: 2019

Indigenous peoples living in remote areas are often reliant on Governments for essential services and local economic development opportunities. Collaboration and partnership in resource planning and management is espoused as…

Salivary characteristics and dental caries experience in remote Indigenous children in Australia: a cross-sectional study

  • Authors: Lalloo, R., Tadakamadla, S. K., Kroon, J., Tut, O., Kularatna, S., Boase, R., Kapellas, K., Gilchrist, D., Cobbledick, E., Rogers, J., Johnson, N. W.
  • Published: 2019

While associations between salivary characteristics and dental caries have been well studied, we are not aware of this being assessed in a remote Indigenous child population, where lifestyles may be…

Building collaborative practice with consumers in rural and remote Australia

  • Authors: Parham, Jennie, Harvey, Andrew, Wells, Leanne, Cockburn, Jane, Patterson, Karen
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2019

A contemporary Australian health system must be characterised by partnerships with consumers. Partnering with consumers is about healthcare organisations, healthcare providers and policy makers actively working with consumers to ensure…

Digital repertoires in Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities

  • Author: Rennie, Ellie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2019

A high proportion of Aboriginal Australians residing in remote communities are mobile-only internet users. This chapter examines how infrastructures and social norms are informing digital choices in these communities, and…

Validation of the Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment short form (KICA-screen) for telehealth

  • Authors: Russell, Sarah, Quigley, Rachel, Strivens, Edward, Miller, Gavin, Norrie, Joan, Craig, Denise, Jordan, Jane, Muller, Reinhold
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Published: 2019

Introduction: Studies show Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at increased risk of dementia. Whilst there have been several studies evaluating the use of telehealth for improving Aboriginal and…

Higher human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) proviral load is associated with end-stage kidney disease in Indigenous Australians: Results of a case-control study in central Australia

  • Authors: Talukder, Mohammad Radwanur R., Walley, Rebecca, Pham, Hai, Schinke, Shane, Woodman, Richard, Wilson, Kim, Sajiv, Cherian, Einsiedel, Lloyd
  • Published: 2019

Case series suggest that human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is associated with kidney disease; however, little is known about the impact of proviral load (PVL). The present study…

Service availability and capacity in rural mental health in Australia: Analysing gaps using an Integrated Mental Health Atlas

  • Authors: van Spijker, Bregje A., Salinas-Perez, Jose A., Mendoza, John, Bell, Tanya, Bagheri, Nasser, Furst, Mary Anne, Reynolds, Julia, Rock, Daniel, Harvey, Andrew, Rosen, Alan, Salvador-Carulla, Luis
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2019

Objective:Access to services and workforce shortages are major challenges in rural areas worldwide. In order to improve access to mental health care, it is imperative to understand what services are…

Young Aboriginal people's perspective on access to health care in remote Australia: Hearing their voices

  • Authors: Warwick, Susannah, Atkinson, David, Kitaura, Therese, LeLievre, Matthew, Marley, Julia
  • Published: 2019

Background: Young Australian Aboriginal people experience poor health outcomes, yet young people and Aboriginal people have low use of health care. Objective: To identify barriers and enablers of access for…

Rural paramedics’ capacity for utilising a salutogenic approach to healthcare delivery: a literature review

  • Authors: Cockrell, Krista Renee, Reed, Buck, Wilson, Leigh
  • Published: 2019

Introduction Australia has had a long-standing challenge in meeting rural and remote healthcare needs. Recently, new expanded paramedic roles have proven successful in addressing healthcare gaps, however, further research is…

Qualitative perspectives on the sustainability of sexual health continuous quality improvement in clinics serving remote Aboriginal communities in Australia

  • Authors: Gunaratnam, Praveena, Schierhout, Gill, Brands, Jenny, Maher, Lisa, Bailie, Ross, Ward, James, Guy, Rebecca, Rumbold, Alice, Ryder, Nathan, Fairley, Christopher K, Donovan, Basil, Moore, Liz, Kaldor, John, Bell, Stephen
  • Published: 2019

Objectives To examine barriers and facilitators to sustaining a sexual health continuous quality improvement (CQI) programme in clinics serving remote Aboriginal communities in Australia.Design Qualitative study.Setting Primary health care services…

Through the eyes of students: the satisfaction of remote Indigenous boarding students’ with a transition support service in Queensland, Australia

  • Authors: Redman-MacLaren, Michelle, Benveniste, Tessa, McCalman, Janya, Rutherford, Katrina, Britton, Amelia, Langham, Erika, Stewart, Richard, Saunders, Pat, Kinchin, Irina, Bainbridge, Roxanne
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2019

More than 4000 Indigenous Australian students enrol and take up a placement at boarding school each year. While reasons for attending boarding school vary, the impetus for many remote and…

Songs from the Stations: Wajarra as sung by Ronnie Wavehill Wirrpnga, Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal and Dandy Danbayarri at Kalkaringi

  • Authors: Turpin, Myfany, Meakins, Felicity
  • Publisher: Sydney University Press
  • Published: 2019

Singing is a universal activity, although the notion of a ‘song’ as generally understood in English is not found in every culture. Songs may originate locally, but they also travel,…

Observing and respecting diverse knowledge traditions in a digital archive of Indigenous language materials

  • Authors: Bow, Catherine, Hepworth, Patricia
  • Published: 2019

Australian copyright law and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) have always sat uncomfortably together, each with their own internal logic and legitimacy, but forcing certain arrangements and compromises when…

Vaccine cold chain integrity in remote Australia

  • Author: Young, Angela
  • Published: 2019

Background: Understanding cumulative exposure to temperatures is important for assessing vaccine viability. Cold chain monitoring systems in Australia do not monitor cumulative exposures for individual vaccines from point of manufacture…

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