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Issue 10 - 2 April 2012

Articles - Australian Aboriginal Studies Journal

1. A practical method of embedding a traditional Indigenous perspective in tertiary training for future health practitioners
By sullivan, Karen Anne & Sharman, Rachael. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 01/07/2011, Vol. 2011 Issue 1: p97-101
Database: Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
Abstract:
The article reports on a study of the use of a Web-based multimedia (WBMM) assessment tool with a traditional Indigenous perspective to teach culture within the standard health promotion curriculum of psychology students. The advantages of embedding cultural learnings to develop cultural competence in the delivery of mental health services are discussed. The study emphasizes how an understanding of the patient's culture would impact diagnosis and how his cultural strengths could be used for his better quality care..

2. 'Where's your country?' New approaches for working with problematic alcohol use among Indigenous Australians in an urban setting
By: Guthrie, Jill; Lovett, Ray; Dance, Phyll; Ritchie, Craig & Tongs, Julie. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 01/07/2010, Vol. 2010 Issue 1: p100-107
Database: Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
Abstract
: In this article, the authors discuss the potential association between alcohol use among Indigenous Australians in Australian Capital Territory and dislocation from country and the methods used for working with them. The health provider Winnunga Nimmityjah used the Severity of Dependence Scale, Indigenous Risk Impact Screen, Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test for case management. Health professionals used the Aboriginal Australia Map to start a therapeutic dialogue..

3. Sport, physical activity and urban Indigenous young people.
By: Nelson, Alison. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 01/11/2009, Vol. 2009 Issue 2: p101-111
Database: Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
Abstract:
This paper challenges some of the commonly held assumptions and 'knowledges' about Indigenous young people and their engagement in physical activity. These include their 'natural' ability, and the use of sport as a panacea for health, education and behavioural issues. Data is presented from qualitative research undertaken with a group of 14 urban Indigenous young people with a view to 'speaking back' to these commentaries. This research draws on Critical Race Theory in order to make visible the taken-for-granted assumptions about Indigenous Australians made by the dominant white, Western culture. Multiple, shifting and complex identities were expressed in the young people's articulation of the place and meaning of sport and physical activity in their lives. They both engaged in, and resisted, dominant Western discourses regarding representations of Indigenous people in sport. The paper gives voice to these young people in an attempt to disrupt and subvert hegemonic discourses. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

4. Health and wellbeing
Australian Aboriginal Studies, 01/11/2009, Vol. 2009 Issue 2: p140-141
Database: Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
Abstract:
The article focuses on research on indigenous social and cultural wellbeing conducted under the Research Program of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). It includes one on a suicide prevention framework, one on the relationship between spirituality and the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and one on the experiences of families of Indigenous children hospitalised in the Australian Capital Territory..

5. Linking ecosystem services to well-being: A case study of Aboriginal communities in northern Australia
By: kaur, Kamaljit. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 01/11/2007, Vol. 2007 Issue 2, p145-147
Database: Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
Abstract:
The article presents a case study of the role of ecosystem services in the well-being of Aboriginal communities in northern Australia. It notes the lack of reports that link the goods and services available from various ecosystems to the well-being of Aboriginal communities. It defines well being as a state of health or sufficiency in all aspects of life. It presents the main ecological attributes which play a direct role in well-being of Aboriginal communities, including traditional knowledge..

6. Aboriginal health workers under pressure: report
ABC Premium News, 22/03/2012
Database: Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre.
Abstract
: An Australian policy think tank says Aboriginal health workers are expected to do much more than they are trained for.
A Centre for Independent Studies paper says Indigenous health workers are often expected to do the job of a nurse, as well as being a community worker and translator. Researcher Sara Hudson says federal, state and territory governments need to define the role and train workers appropriately

7. Working Rural and Remote: rewards and challenges. (cover story)
By Anderson, Kathryn. Australian Nursing Journal, 01/02/2012, Vol. 19 Issue 7: p22-25
Database: Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
Abstract
: The article reports on the benefits and challenges that Australian nurses and midwives can find from working in remote and rural locations in the country. The important work that Australian nurses and midwives are doing to ensure that Australian citizens living in remote and urban locations have access to high quality health care is discussed

8. FACTORS INFLUENCING ACCESS TO URBAN GENERAL PRACTICES AND PRIMARY HEALTH CARE BY ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIANS--A QUALITATIVE STUDY
By Lau, Phyllis et al. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, 01/01/2012, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p67-84
Abstract
: This paper aims to explore the barriers and facilitators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with chronic disease to access urban, mainstream general practice and primary health care. Six focus groups and five interviews were conducted with 40 participants that included Aboriginal people with diabetes, health service providers and policy makers. Using diabetes as the exemplar, participants were asked to relate their own experiences of diabetes management. Data was thematically analysed. Two overarching themes and seven other factors were identified as influencing Aboriginal people's access to health services. Cultural competence can be achieved within a health service when all nine factors are addressed in the context of the local community. Closing the health gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians requires a particular sensitivity and understanding of the facilitators and barriers for urban Aboriginal people accessing mainstream health services.[ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

9. Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet: yarning online to close the gap
By Levett, Coral. Australian Nursing Journal, 01/11/2011, Vol. 19 Issue 5: p48
Abstract:
The article profiles the Australian Indigenous Abstract: HealthInfoNet, a not-for-profit Internet resource funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing at Edith Cowan University which provides information on health topics that are related to the health of Indigenous people. A discussion of several of the services that are available from the resource is presented..

10. Practical method of embedding a traditional Indigenous perspective in tertiary training for future health practitioners
By sullivan, Karen Anne & Sharman, Rachael. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 01/07/2011, Vol. 2011 Issue 1: p97-101
Abstract
: The article reports on a study of the use of a Web-based multimedia (WBMM) assessment tool with a traditional Indigenous perspective to teach culture within the standard health promotion curriculum of psychology students. The advantages of embedding cultural learnings to develop cultural competence in the delivery of mental health services are discussed. The study emphasizes how an understanding of the patient's culture would impact diagnosis and how his cultural strengths could be used for his better quality care..

Journal - Table of Contents

11. From Contemporary Nurse, Volume 40, Number 2, February 2012
Editorial
11A.
An overview of quality care of people with complex health needs
Theoretical models and literature review
11B. Self-management programs based on the social cognitive theory for Koreans with chronic diseases: a systematic review
11C. A health literacy model for limited English speaking populations: sources, context, process, and outcomes
11D. Chronic condition self management: Working in partnership toward appropriate models for age and culturally diverse clients
11E. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) self management in hospital; is it possible?: a literature review
11F. Nursing interventions for people with complex health needs: outcome evaluation
11G. A nurse-led, needs-based psycho-education intervention for Chinese patients with first-onset mental illness
11H. An experimental study on the effectiveness of a mutual support group for family caregivers of a relative with dementia in mainland China
11I. The psychological effects of a videotape educational intervention on cardiac catheterization patients
Nursing interventions: formative or process evaluation
11J. Evaluating a complex intervention: A process evaluation of a psycho-education program for lung cancer patients receiving palliative radiotherapy
11K. Breaking the silence of eating disorders with the hope of an online self-help programme
11L. Creating connections: Strategies to improve adolescent boys’ access and engagement with school-based health services
Commentary on complex health problems and their interventions 
11M
. Strategies to surmount the potential barriers to providing anti-discriminatory care in Irish healthcare settings
11N. The complexity conundrum: Nursing interventions for complex health problems

Conferences

12. Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM) Conference
Date
: 4 to 7 September 2012
Venue: Queenstown, New Zealand
More information: http://www.willorganise.com.au/anzspm2012/

News - National

13. Key plans no-frills Budget for May
One News - Sunday April 01, 2012 

Prime Minister John Key says he expects very little, if any, new Government spending to be announced in this year's Budget.
Speaking on TV ONE's Q A programme, Key said most government ministries will be expected to find further savings within their existing allowances.
http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/key-plans-no-frills-budget-may-4810029

14. Review favours extension of flexible work rights
Kate Wilkinson - 30 March, 2012

A review of workers’ rights to ask for flexible work arrangements has found strong support for extending the power to all employees. The review into section 6AA of the Employment Relations Act was presented to Parliament today by Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson.
http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/review-favours-extension-flexible-work-rights

15. Midwives to protest Wanganui maternity shift
One News - Monday April 02, 2012
 
Midwives are to protest later today over proposals to move acute maternity services from Wanganui Hospital to Palmerston North.
The College of Midwives says the implications for expectant mothers with pregnancy complications would be huge.
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/midwives-protest-wanganui-maternity-shift-4811031

News - International

16. Vaccine to stop heart attacks could be developed
The Telegraph - 31 March 2012

Vaccines against heart disease could be available within five years, a London conference has heard.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9173043/Vaccine-to-stop-heart-attacks-could-be-developed.html

 

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