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Should we have a universal concept of "Indigenous Peoples' Rights"?: Ethnicity and Essentialism in the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: Bowen, J.R.
  • Published: 2000

Should we have a universal concept of "Indigenous Peoples' Rights"?: Ethnicity and Essentialism in the Twenty-First Century

Skin infections and infestations in Aboriginal communities in northern Australia

  • Authors: Currie, B. J., Carapetis, J. R.
  • Published: 2000

The most important skin infections in Aboriginal communities in central and northern Australia are scabies and streptococcal pyoderma. Scabies is endemic in many remote Aboriginal communities, with prevalences in children…

The “Outreach” program: A consultancy to reduce chronic disease morbidity and mortality in Aboriginal people

  • Authors: Hoy We, Kelly A, Carmody M.
  • Published: 2000

Background: Aborigines in remote Australia are experiencing an epidemic of chronic disease. The “metabolic syndrome”, type 2 diabetes, hypertension cardiovascular, renal and chronic lung disease contribute to a 20-25 yr…

Developing a Culturally Appropriate Therapeutic Approach with Indigenous Australians

  • Authors: Vicary, D,., Andrews, H.
  • Published: 2000

Many Australian psychologists have little information about how to perform culturally appropriate assessment and therapy with Aboriginal clients. This article explores relevant history that affects the psychological health of Aboriginals,…

An assessment of funding to support rural and remote health research in Australia

  • Author: Patterson, Carla
  • Publisher: Blackwell Science Pty
  • Published: 2000

A systematic search was undertaken to ascertain the nature, source and extent of funding awarded to research projects that were directed specifically at aspects of rural health over the past…

An evaluation of a network for professional development in child and adolescent mental health in rural and remote communities

  • Authors: J Mitchell, P Robinson, C Seiboth, B Koszegi
  • Published: 2000

In 1998 a telemedicine network was established in South Australia and the Northern Territory to deliver educational material to professionals working in child and adolescent mental health in remote areas.…

How definition of mental health problems can influence help seeking in rural and remote communities

  • Authors: Fuller Jeff, Edwards Jane, Procter Nicholas, Moss John
  • Published: 2000

The present study sought to understand the rural and remote influences on people’s identification of, and response to, mental health problems. Twenty-two key informants living in northern and western South…

The role of welfare in the economy of two Indigenous communities

  • Authors: Daly, A., Smith, D.
  • Published: 2000

This paper reports on the results of the t1rst year of a four-year study of the relationship between indigenous people and the welfare system in two communities: Kuranda in North…

Horticultural development of Australian native edible plants

  • Authors: Ahmed, AK., Johnson, KA.
  • Published: 2000

The Australian native edible plant industry is rapidly expanding. We provide a review of the horticultural research that has been carried out on the top 14 commercially significant Australian native…

Housing for Indigenous Australians

  • Author: Neutze, M.
  • Published: 2000

Indigenous Australians suffer from less adequate and affordable housing than any other group despite the efforts of national and state governments, especially in the past 30 years, to improve them.…

Central Australian Nurse Management Model (CAN Model): A strategic approach to the recruitment and retention of remote-area nurses

  • Authors: Melanie Van Haaren, Gerald Williams
  • Published: 2000

This paper introduces a new strategic approach, the Central Australian Nurse Management Model (CAN Model), to manage remote area nursing services. Central Australia is home to approximately 45 000 people,…

Direction and support for new non-Aboriginal teachers in remote Aboriginal Community Schools in the Northern Territory

  • Author: Clarke, Megan
  • Published: 2000

Direction and support for new non-Aboriginal teachers in remote Aboriginal Community Schools in the Northern Territory

A pilot implementation of internet access for remote Aboriginal communities in the 'Top End' of Australia

  • Author: Morrison, Perry
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2000

Many international bodies and agencies such as the UNDP and the World Bank are embracing IT, telecommunications and the Internet in particular as promising vehicles for development of the least…

Increase in prevalence of obesity and diabetes and decrease in plasma cholesterol in a central Australian Aboriginal community

  • Authors: McDermott, Robyn, Rowley, Kevin G, O'Dea, Kerin, Lee, Amanda J, Knight, Sabina
  • Published: 2000

Objective To document change in prevalence of obesity, diabetes and other cardiovascular diease (CVD) risk factors, and trends in dietary macronutrient intake, over an eight-year period in a rural Aboriginal…

Reduced prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance and no change in prevalence of diabetes despite increasing BMI among Aboriginal people from a group of remote homeland communities

  • Authors: Rowley, K G, Gault, A, McDermott, R, Knight, S, McLeay, T, O'Dea, K
  • Published: 2000

OBJECTIVE: To examine trends in glucose tolerance and coronary risk among Aboriginal people from a group of homeland communities in central Australia during a 7-year follow-up period. RESEARCH DESIGN AND…

Evaluating Aboriginal empowerment programs: the case of Family Wellbeing

  • Authors: Tsey, K, Every, A
  • Published: 2000

Objective:To evaluate the effectiveness of a Family WellBeing empowerment course. Method:A range of methods were used, including: theory-driven analysis of literature and project documentation; participant observation; and analysis of course…

The diverging geographies of social and business interaction patterns: A case study of rural South Australia

  • Author: Smailes, P.
  • Published: 2000

Major changes in personal mobility and in country town service provision have taken place in rural South Australia in the period 1968–69 to 1992–93. The later part of this period…

Beyond bias? The promise and limits of Q method in human geography

  • Authors: Robbins, P. , Krueger, R.
  • Published: 2000

Q method is a quantitative technique for eliciting, evaluating, and comparing human subjectivity. We introduce the method here and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses, especially with regards to its incorporation…

Assimilation and resistance: housing indigenous Australians in the 1970s

  • Author: Morgan, G.
  • Published: 2000

During the early 1970s, large numbers of Aboriginal people became tenants of the Housing Commission of New South Wales under the Housing for Aborigines program. Most moved from government reserves…

Post-treatment support for patients with haematological malignancies:findings from regional, rural and remote Queensland

  • Author: McGrath, Pam
  • Published: 2000

Social support is a significant factor in the cancer patient's psychosocial wellbeing. This paper presents the findings ofrecent Queensland-based research that explored the experience of families returning home to the…

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