An essay on Aboriginality as a strength in individuals and communities that can contribute to improvement in Indigenous health.
The Dictionary of Anatomy: Dhäruk Mala ga Mayali’ Rumbalpuy contains over 200 descriptive anatomical entries including everything from DNA to tear ducts in the Yolngu language. The Yolngu people can now understand the whole story about their health, as English words have been put into their language. To find out more and even buy the dictionary, go to the ARDS website.
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is the world’s premier institution for information and research about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Cultural Respect Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, 2004 – 2009. Written by: Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council. Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Working Party.
Initiatives that strengthen culture are therefore important to the Closing the Gap agenda, which is a commitment by all Australian governments to work together to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and in particular, to provide a better future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Health Care and Indigenous Australians: Cultural safety in practice is an easy to read book that focuses on the health care professional and what they can do to contribute to improving the health outcomes of Indigenous Australians.
Book with life cycle approach emphasising culture, both traditional and contemporary, and diversity within Aboriginal cultures. Has unique coverage of the Apology and rituals of sorry, plus significant chapters on ‘sorry business’, pregnancy, ‘birthing’ and responsibilities of the elderly. Each chapter written or co-written by an Indigenous Australian. Order online.
A website and a set of six online videos designed to teach how to effectively communicate with Indigenous patients and clients. Based on research with Aboriginal people and feature a pharmacist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, a psychologist and a speech pathologist. Category – Addressing Indigenous Health.
The Story of YUDUM is an Aboriginal story which will resonate with all Australians. It can be enjoyed as a story and as a resource for mental health workers and educators involved in Aboriginal Studies and Cultural Awareness classes.