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Pregnancy intentions in a group of remote-dwelling Australian Aboriginal women: a qualitative exploration of formation, expression and implications for clinical practice

  • Authors: Griffiths, Emma, Atkinson, David, Friello, Domenica, Marley, Julia V.
  • Published: 2019

Background: Unintended pregnancies are associated with poorer obstetric outcomes and are sometimes measured at a population level as a surrogate marker for reproductive autonomy and access to health services, including…

CDP is racist and must be abolished

  • Author: Liddle, Celeste
  • Published: 2019

Since 2015, many communities in regional and remote Australia have been subject to the Federal Government's so-called Community Development Program (CDP). In effect, the program itself is a targeted Work…

Aboriginal yards in remote Australia: Adapting landscapes for indigenous housing

  • Authors: O'Rourke, Timothy, Nash, Daphne
  • Published: 2019

As the global predictions and effects of climate change have been emerging in recent years, thermal comfort is a growing concern for the marginalised, remote populations of the world including…

Giving voice to first nations young people disengaged from education in the northern territory with a specific focus on barriers to education and their aspirations for the future

  • Author: Walker, Lyndal
  • Published: 2019

This paper discusses findings of a phenomenological study completed in 2015, which focused on the perceptions about secondary school from disengaged First Nations youth from a community less than 50km…

Career choices of the first seven cohorts of JCU MBBS graduates: producing generalists for regional, rural and remote northern Australia

  • Authors: Woolley, Torres, Larkins, Sarah, Sen Gupta, Tarun
  • Published: 2019

INTRODUCTION:Generalism in the health workforce has been established as an important strategy to address health workforce maldistribution. Thus, to best serve the medical needs of northern Australia, the James Cook…

Factors contributing to educational outcomes for First Nations students from remote communities: A systematic review

  • Authors: Guenther, John, Lowe, Kevin, Burgess, Catherine, Vass, Greg, Moodie, Nikki
  • Published: 2019

Education for Australian First Nations students living in remote communities has long been seen as an intractable problem. Ten years of concerted effort under Closing the Gap and related policy…

Healthy Choice Rewards: A feasibility trial of incentives to influence consumer food hoices in a remote Australian Aboriginal community

  • Authors: Brown, Clare, Laws, Cara, Leonard, Dympna, Campbell, Sandy, Merone, Lea, Hammond, Melinda, Thompson, Kani, Canuto, Karla, Brimblecombe, Julie
  • Published: 2019

Poor diet including inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experience a disproportionate level of preventable…

Maternal body mass index, excess gestational weight gain, and diabetes are positively associated with neonatal adiposity in the Pregnancy and Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) study

  • Authors: Longmore, Danielle K., Barr, Elizabeth L.M., Lee, I-Lynn, Barzi, Federica, Kirkwood, Marie, Whitbread, Cherie, Hampton, Vanya, Graham, Sian, Van Dokkum, Paula, Connors, Christine, Boyle, Jacqueline A., Catalano, Patrick, Brown, Alex D.H., O'Dea, Kerin, Oats, Jeremy, McIntyre, H. David, Shaw, Jonathan E., Maple-Brown, Louise J.
  • Published: 2019

Summary Background In-utero exposures likely influence the onset and severity of obesity in youth. With increasing rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and maternal adiposity in pregnancy globally, it…

Architecture for Indigenous healthcare in the regions

  • Author: O'Rourke, Timothy
  • Published: 2019

Timothy O'Rourke reports on a current study investigating Indigenous perceptions and experiences of healthcare design in order to increase the efficacy of cross-cultural design in healthcare architecture.

Hazard-smart remote communities in northern Australia: Community-led preparedness

  • Authors: Sithole, Bevyline, Campion, Otto Bulmaniya, Hunter-Xenie, Hmalan
  • Published: 2019

Critiques of current attempts to build resilience in remote communities in northern Australia have generally been criticised as top-down and failing to produce meaningful outcomes. A component of the project…

Subsistence transitions and the simplification of ecological networks in the Western Desert of Australia

  • Authors: Crabtree, Stefani A., Bird, Douglas W., Bird, Rebecca Bliege
  • Published: 2019

The Australian desert ecosystem coevolved with humans over the course of fifty millennia, yet our understanding of the place of humans within the ecosystem is only now beginning to deepen;…

Low-carbon development in remote Indigenous communities: Applying a community-directed model to support endogenous assets and aspirations

  • Authors: Stewart, J., Anda, M., Harper, R. J.
  • Published: 2019

Remote Indigenous communities in Australia, which are generally small and widely distributed across the continent, face several socio-economic disadvantages. Yet, there are also many successful examples of Indigenous-led enterprises and…

Improving self-regulation and executive functioning skills in primary school children in a remote Australian Aboriginal community: A pilot study of the Alert Program®

  • Authors: Wagner, Bree, Olson, Heather Carmichael, Symons, Martyn, Mazzucchelli, Trevor G, Jirikowic, Tracy, Latimer, Jane, Watkins, Rochelle, Cross, Donna, Boulton, John, Wright, Edie, Carter, Maureen, Bruce, Kaashifah, Cherel, Sue, Fitzpatrick, James
  • Published: 2019

Self-regulation and executive functioning impairments are common in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Given the high rates of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder identified amongst children living in the remote…

Making space for knowledge intersections in remote teacher education research - Ways of being and tools for doing

  • Author: Hall, Lisa
  • Published: 2019

The doctoral research that this paper is based on focused on the low number of young Aboriginal teachers currently undertaking and completing teacher education in remote communities in central Australia.…

Community trial of silver fluoride treatment for deciduous dentition caries in remote Indigenous communities

  • Authors: Roberts-Thomson, Kaye F., Ha, Diep H., Wooley, Simon, Meihubers, Sandra, Do, Loc G.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (10.1111)
  • Published: 2019

Background Silver fluoride 40% followed by 10% stannous fluoride (AgF) has been used in dental practice in some parts of Australia for many years. This study compared the effectiveness of…

Moving from reactive to proactive development planning to conserve Indigenous community and biodiversity values

  • Authors: Heiner, Michael, Hinchley, David, Fitzsimons, James, Weisenberger, Frank, Bergmann, Wayne, McMahon, Tina, Milgin, Joseph, Nardea, Linda, Oakleaf, James, Parriman, Damien, Poelina, Anne, Watson, Harry, Watson, Kimberley, Kiesecker, Joseph
  • Published: 2019

There is increased awareness of the need to balance multiple societal values in land use and development planning. Best practice has promoted the use of landscape-level conservation planning and application…

The contributions of nature to people within the Yawuru Indigenous Protected Area

  • Authors: Newman, Benjamin, Wilson, Kerrie A., Melbourne, Julie, Mathews, Dean, Wysong, Michael, Iacona, Gwenllian D.
  • Published: 2019

Managers of Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) may need to communicate the value provided by their protected area to indigenous and nonindigenous stakeholders, especially if a political focus on maximizing economic…

Potential for molecular testing for Group A Streptococcus to improve diagnosis and management in a high-risk population: A prospective study

  • Authors: Ralph, Anna P, Holt, Deborah C, Islam, Sharifun, Osowicki, Joshua, Carroll, David E, Tong, Steven Y C, Bowen, Asha C
  • Published: 2019

In high-burden settings, guidelines recommend antibiotic treatment for all suspected group A Streptococcus (GAS) infections to prevent rheumatic fever and poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis. Highly sensitive rapid GAS tests could reduce unnecessary…

Long-term solutions to improve emergency management services in remote communities in Northern Australia

  • Authors: Sangha, Kamaljit K., Edwards, Andrew, Russell-Smith, J
  • Published: 2019

Despite frequent exposure to bushfires, cyclones and floods, remote Indigenous communities across northern Australia typically have little involvement in managing, mitigating or planning for such events. This scenario planning project…

Continuity of care for patients with chronic conditions from rural or remote Australia: A systematic review

  • Authors: Street, Tamara D., Somoray, Klaire, Richards, Georgia C., Lacey, Sarah J.
  • Published: 2019

Objective To identify the barriers and facilitators of achieving continuity of care between health services for patients with chronic conditions living in regional, rural and remote Australia. Design A systematic…

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