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Indigenous Australians and health: the wombat in the room

by Hampton R, Toombs M

Edited book
Year 2013
City Melbourne
Publisher Oxford University Press
Isbn 9780195519624 9780195588224


Indigenous Australians and Health: the Wombat in the Room Seeks to Raise Awareness of the culturally appropriate way for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in urban and remote areas. The book outlines the central components that influence good health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It aims to provide an understanding of health from the Indigenous perspective while also examining the historical connections of health and the impact of colonisation; past and present.

The book features:

  • fact boxes that help to dismiss any predetermined notions
  • case examples, placement experiences, and personal stories that show actual experiences from the field
  • insights into how health practitioners can influence healthier outcomes
  • questions to encourage students to reflect on their learning.

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Last updated: 13 July 2017
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