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Improving services for Aboriginal women experiencing sexual violence: Working at the knowledge interface

  • Authors: Lindeman, Melissa A., Togni, Samantha J.
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2022

Aboriginal women experiencing sexual violence may not always access support services when needed, nor receive the most appropriate support when they do. Recent research suggests place-based, Aboriginal-led initiatives to respond…

Expanded pharmacy practice implementation: Lessons from remote practice

  • Authors: Taylor, Selina, Cairns, Alice, Glass, Beverley
  • Published: 2022

Aim: The aim of this study is to explore pharmacist perspectives of the implementation of a community pharmacy-based ear health service in rural communities. Method: A community pharmacy-based health service…

Optimal planning of remote microgrids with multi-size split-diesel generators

  • Authors: Cardenas, Gabriel A., Khezri, Rahmat, Mahmoudi, Amin, Kahourzadeh, Solmaz
  • Published: 2022

This paper proposes a multi-size Split-diesel generator (Split-DG) model with three different sizes of DGs and more switching configurations compared to the existing split-DG models. The proposed multi-size Split-DG system…

Strengthening health promotion development with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males in remote Australia: A Northern Territory perspective

  • Authors: Souter, Jonathan, Smith, James A., Canuto, Kootsy, Gupta, Himanshu
  • Published: 2022

Aims To elucidate key considerations for effective health promotion with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males in remote Northern Territory. Context Despite the significant disparities in health outcomes amongst Aboriginal…

An Indigenous perspective on ecosystem accounting: Challenges and opportunities revealed by an Australian case study

  • Authors: Normyle, Anna, Doran, Bruce, Vardon, Michael, Mathews, Dean, Melbourne, Julie, Althor, Glenn
  • Published: 2022

The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA-EA) is widely promoted in environmental and economic policy and management. Unfortunately, the SEEA-EA has not substantively addressed the aspects of accounting that…

Hyperglycemia in pregnancy and developmental outcomes in children at 18–60 months of age: the PANDORA Wave 1 study

  • Authors: Titmuss, Angela, D’Aprano, Anita, Barzi, Federica, Brown, Alex D. H., Wood, Anna, Connors, Christine, Boyle, Jacqueline A., Moore, Elizabeth, OʼDea, Kerin, Oats, Jeremy, McIntyre, H. David, Zimmet, Paul, Shaw, Jonathan E., Craig, Maria E., Maple-Brown, Louise J.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2022

This study aimed to explore the association between hyperglycemia in pregnancy (type 2 diabetes (T2D) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)) and child developmental risk in Europid and Aboriginal women. PANDORA…

Health care cost of crusted scabies in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Australia

  • Authors: Campbell, Margaret, van der Linden, Naomi, Gardner, Karen, Dickinson, Helen, Agostino, Jason, Dowden, Michelle, O’Meara, Irene, Scolyer, Meg, Woerle, Hannah, Viney, Rosalie, van Gool, Kees
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Published: 2022

Crusted scabies is characterised by thick skin crusting and fissuring and can lead to serious secondary infections and death from complications. Rates of crusted scabies in remote Aboriginal communities in…

Workfare and food in remote Australia: ‘I haven’t eaten… I’m really at the end…’

  • Authors: Staines, Zoe, Smith, Kiah
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2022

Food security is influenced by various factors and policy settings. The related concept of food sovereignty, which emphasizes the rights of communities to 'define their own food systems', is also…

The epistemics of social relations in Murrinhpatha, Garrwa and Jaru conversations

  • Authors: Blythe, Joe, Mushin, Ilana, Stirling, Lesley, Gardner, Rod
  • Published: 2022

We present a comparison of practices of person reference in three different Australian Aboriginal language communities and discuss how the selection of referring expressions contributes to an ‘epistemics of social…

A Homeland education journey

  • Author: Bangarr, Michelle
  • Published: 2022

In this article, Michelle Bangarr shares the story of her educational journey. Michelle is the custodian for Country at Manmoyi, a homeland in West Arnhem Land. She shares her passion…

Predictors of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue in health care workers providing health and rehabilitation services in rural and remote locations: A scoping review

  • Authors: McGrath, Kelly, Matthews, Lynda R., Heard, Rob
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2022

Introduction A better understanding of the predictors of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue in health care workers in rural and remote communities is needed to inform preventative interventions for this…

Aboriginal social housing in remote Australia: crowded, unrepaired and raising the risk of infectious diseases

  • Author: Memmott, Paul
  • Publisher: Bristol University Press
  • Published: 2022

Sufficient, well-maintained housing infrastructure can support healthy living practices for hygiene, safety and nutrition. This article focuses on the relationship between housing and health through a case study in the…

A cohort comparison study on women in threatened preterm labor given nifedipine or nifedipine and salbutamol tocolysis in air medical retrieval

  • Authors: Spring Walsh, Breeanna, Gardiner, Fergus W., Bloxsome, Dianne, Ford, David, Mills, Brennen W., Laws, Simon M.
  • Published: 2022

Objective Women with threatened preterm labor in remote Australia often require tocolysis in the prevention of in-flight birth during air medical retrieval. However, debate exists over the tocolytic choice. Methods…

Comparison between radiographers with sonography education working in remote Australia and radiologists’ interpretation of ultrasound examinations

  • Authors: Williams, Imelda, Baird, Marilyn, Schneider, Michal
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2022

Introduction Radiographers working in remote Far North Queensland (FNQ), Australia, need to possess unique skills sets in order to provide culturally safe practice to predominantly Indigenous communities. Due to the…

Impact of testing strategies to combat a major syphilis outbreak among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: a mathematical modelling study

  • Authors: Hui, Ben B., Ward, James S., Guy, Rebecca, Law, Matthew G., Gray, Richard T., Regan, David G.
  • Published: 2022

A syphilis outbreak among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (respectfully referred to as Aboriginal) has resulted in almost 4000 notifications by 2020, with several congenital syphilis cases and…

‘Success’ in Indigenous higher education policy in the Northern Territory, Australia: reclaiming purpose for power

  • Authors: Street, C., Guenther, J., Smith, J. A., Robertson, K., Ludwig, W., Motlap, S., Woodroffe, T., Ober, R., Gillan, K., Larkin, S., Shannon, V., Maypilama, E., Wallace, R.
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2022

The concept of policy 'success' has been subject to much contestation. In the Indigenous higher education setting, Indigenous (and non-Indigenous) scholars have brought attention to the relevance of experiential knowledge…

Perceptions of Australian Remote Area Nurses about why they stay or leave: a qualitative study

  • Authors: Argent, Jacki, Lenthall, Sue, Hines, Sonia, Rissel, Chris
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2022

Aim The aim of this study was to examine the perspectives of experienced Australian Remote Area Nurses about remote nursing staff retention strategies. Background There is low retention of Remote…

Co-designing a curriculum model for career education: perspectives from regional communities in Australia

  • Authors: Mahat, Marian, Dollinger, Mollie, D’Angelo, Belinda, Naylor, Ryan, Harvey, Andrew
  • Published: 2022

The vocational experiences and skills of young adolescents could be infused into formal education by identifying career competencies to be taught within the academic curriculum. Such curriculum practices that embed…

‘Grey nomad’ travellers’ use of remote health services in Australia: a qualitative enquiry of hospital managers’ perspectives

  • Authors: Yates, Margaret, Perry, Lin, Onyx, Jenny, Levett-Jones, Tracy
  • Published: 2022

For more than the last two decades, older Australians travelling domestically in self-sufficient accommodation and recreational vehicles for extended periods of time have been referred to as ‘Grey Nomads’. By…

Deficit discourses and teachers’ work: the case of an early career teacher in a remote Indigenous school

  • Author: Stacey, Meghan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2022

Research within communities that have historically been failed by formalised schooling often describes teachers who have found it difficult to engage with the social and cultural differences of their students.…

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