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Researching with remote Aboriginal communities of Australia - A community perspective

  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2018

Introduction: Indigenous populations are amongst the most marginalised worldwide, which affects their health and well-being. Well-intentioned researchers from non-Indigenous backgrounds often approach communities to conduct research with the intent to…

A multi-centre open-label randomised non-inferiority trial comparing watchful waiting to antibiotic treatment for acute otitis media without perforation in low-risk urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (the WATCH trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

  • Authors: Abbott, Penelope, Gunasekera, Hasantha, Leach, Amanda Jane, Askew, Deborah, Walsh, Robyn, Kong, Kelvin, Girosi, Federico, Bond, Chelsea, Morris, Peter, Lujic, Sanja, Hu, Wendy, Usherwood, Tim, Tyson, Sissy, Spurling, Geoffrey, Douglas, Markeeta, Schubert, Kira, Chapman, Shavaun, Siddiqui, Nadeem, Murray, Reeion, Rabbitt, Keitha, Porykali, Bobby, Woodall, Cheryl, Newman, Tina, Reath, Jennifer
  • Published: 2016

Treatment guidelines recommend watchful waiting for children older than 2 years with acute otitis media (AOM) without perforation, unless they are at high risk of complications. The high prevalence of chronic…

Collaboration and capacity development through the employment of Aboriginal community-based researchers

  • Authors: Abbott, T, Cairney, S
  • Published: 2014

Collaboration and capacity development through the employment of Aboriginal community-based researchers

On the same page: Co-designing the logic model of a telehealth service for children in rural and remote Australia

  • Authors: Abimbola, Seye, Li, Clare, Mitchell, Michelle, Everett, Michael, Casburn, Kim, Crooks, Philippa, Hammond, Rebecca, Milling, Holly, Ling, Lydia, Reilly, Alexandra, Crawford, Alexandra, Cane, Lindsay, Hopp, Dagney, Stolp, Ellen, Davies, Suzanne, Martiniuk, Alexandra
  • Published: 2019

The value of programme logic models as a tool for planning, evaluation, and communication is well recognised. However, the value of its development process is less discussed. In this paper,…

Survey of the potential of emerging wireless technologies to improve telecommunication services in remote Australian settlements

  • Authors: Abolhasan, M, Wright, A
  • Published: 2008

Providing efficient yet cost effective telecommunication systems to Aboriginal people living in remote locations has proven to be a challenging task. This is primarily due to low population density and…

Where Inquiry Ends: The Peer Review Process and Indigenous Standpoints

  • Author: Abu-Saad, Ismael
  • Published: 2008

One of the ongoing struggles of indigenous people against colonization is to be able to exercise the fundamental right to represent themselves and to speak to the dominant society with…

The demographic and clinical practice profile of Australian remote and industrial paramedics: Findings from a workforce survey

  • Authors: Acker, Joseph James, Johnston, Tania
  • Published: 2021

Introduction: A large workforce is employed in remote environments in the Australian mining and fuel sectors. Whereas paramedics are increasingly assuming roles as healthcare providers in these locations, little is…

Strongyloidiasis: an issue in Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Adams, M., Page, W., Speare, R.
  • Published: 2003

Strongyloidiasis, a disease caused by the parasitic gut nematode (roundworm), Strongyloides stercoralis, has the highest prevalence in the world in rural and remote Aboriginal communities of northern Australia. With prevalences…

Surviving justice: Family violence, sexual assault and child sexual assault in remote Aboriginal communities in NSW

  • Authors: Adams, Rene, Hunter, Yasmin
  • Publisher: University of New South Wales
  • Published: 2007

In remote Aboriginal communities in NSW when family violence or child sexual assault or sexual assault occurs there is a lack of accessible legal services that can assist such victims.…

Prediction of cardiovascular disease risk using waist circumference among Aboriginals in a remote Australian community

  • Authors: Adegbija, Odewumi, Hoy, Wendy, Wang, Zhiqiang
  • Published: 2015

Background: Elevated waist circumference (WC) is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Aboriginals in Australia are at higher risk of CVD compared to non-Aboriginals. We examined the association…

Skin cancer in regional, rural and remote Australia; opportunities for service improvement through technological advances and interdisciplinary care

  • Authors: Adelson, Pamela, Eckert, Marion
  • Published: 2020

Age standardised skin cancers (melanoma and non-melanoma) continue to increase in Australia, although they are stabilising for those under age 40. People living in regional, rural and remote Australia have…

Measuring organizational readiness for implementing change (ORIC) in a new midwifery model of care in rural South Australia

  • Authors: Adelson, Pamela, Yates, Rachael, Fleet, Julie-Anne, McKellar, Lois
  • Published: 2021

The sustainability of Australian rural maternity services is under threat due to current workforce shortages. In July 2019, a new midwifery caseload model of care was implemented in rural South…


  • Author: Adger, W.N.
  • Published: 2006

This paper reviews research traditions of vulnerability to environmental change and the challenges for present vulnerability research in integrating with the domains of resilience and adaptation. Vulnerability is the state…

Four reasons for concern about adaptation to climate change

  • Authors: Adger, W. N., Barnett, J.
  • Publisher: Pion Ltd
  • Published: 2009

Four reasons for concern about adaptation to climate change Human-induced climate change is real and is likely to drive increasingly dramatic changes in environments in this century and beyond. So,…

Do social exclusion and remoteness explain the digital divide in Australia? Evidence from a panel data estimation approach

  • Authors: Afshar Ali, Mohammad, Alam, Khorshed, Taylor, Brad
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2020

Despite rapid digital development in the past two decades, the remote parts of Australia still experience disadvantages with the adoption and diffusion of digital technology. As the adoption of information…

The effects of heat, smoke, leaching, scarification, temperature and NaCl salinity on the germination of Solanum centrale (the Australian bush tomato)

  • Authors: Ahmed, AK., Johnson, KA., Burchett, MD., Kenny, BJ.
  • Published: 2006

Poor germination is considered a barrier to the horticultural development of a commercially significant Australian native edible species, Solanum centrale JM Black (bush tomato). Seed viability and the effects of…

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…

Pancreatitis in remote Australia: an Indigenous perspective

  • Author: Paul J. Ah-Tye
  • Published: 2001

In Australia, pancreatitis has been associated with gallstones in approximately 35% of cases and alcohol in approximately 25% of cases. The present study was performed to analyse the aetiology of…

Indigenous Policy Failure and its Historical Foundations

  • Author: Wendy Aitken
  • Published: 2009

Public policy aimed at addressing the socio-economic disadvantage of Aboriginal Australians over the past three decades has largely failed. Much research has focused on this policy failure and the historical…

Identifying business practices promoting sustainability in Aboriginal tourism enterprises in remote Australia

  • Authors: Akbar, Skye, Hallak, Rob
  • Published: 2019

Aboriginal tourism entrepreneurs operating in remote regions of Australia draw on their 60,000 years of heritage to offer unique and distinct cultural experiences to domestic and international tourists. Living and…

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