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Healthy heart and lungs
The Healthy heart and lungs program was aimed at improving communication between English speaking doctors and non-English speaking patients in the Northern Territory. In order to do this the project examined, evaluated and produced multimedia objects to enhance the building of shared understandings between doctor and patient.
- stage 1 involved a workshop bringing together Indigenous consultants from the Yolnu Aboriginal Consultants Initiative and a respiratory specialist to examine and evaluate a range of multimedia and to make recommendations for further development.
- stage 2 involved the collaborative production of a multimedia resource to be used in patient education, in the training of health workers and interpreters, and for general educational use in schools and health clinics.
- stage 3 produced a digital resource combining an animation of the anatomy and physiology of the heart and lungs, with a voice over in Djambarrpuyngu.
Abstract adapted from Yolngu Aboriginal Consultants Initiative
Professor Michael Christie
School of Education
Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts
Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0909
Ph: (08) 8946 7338
Ph: (08) 8946 7766
Howard M (2009)
Healthy breathing and heart: stage 2: final report for the National Rural Primary Health Projects Initiative.
Darwin: Charles Darwin University
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