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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

General

This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men's health. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2014

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Australia’s health 2014: the 14th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's health 2014 was released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare as the fourtenth edition of its biennial national health report. The report shows that Australia is one of the healthiest nations in the world, with most Australians generally have good health and access to a range of good health care services, but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to have much poorer health than the general population.

Health information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is included in various sections of the report but particularly in chapter 7 which compiles information about demographic profiles, health status, disability rates and service use. The section highlights that Indigenous Australians are continuing to die at much younger ages than non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians also continue to have a greater disease burden, higher rates of disability and a lower quality of life than other Australians. The section concludes with information on behaviours and health risk factors that shape the health status of Indigenous peoples such as tobacco use, alcohol misuse and illicit drug use.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Giallo R, D'Esposito F, Cooklin A, Christensen D, Nicholson JM (2014)

Factors associated with trajectories of psychological distress for Australian fathers across the early parenting period.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; online first(http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-014-0834-z):

Sullivan CT, Gray MA, Williams GP, Green DJ, Hession CA (2014)

The use of real life activities in rehabilitation: the experience of young men with traumatic brain injuries from regional, rural and remote areas in Australia.

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine; 46(5): 424-429

Tsey K, Chigeza P, Holden CA, Bulman J, Gruis H, Wenitong M (2014)

Evaluation of the pilot phase of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Module.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 20(1): 56-61

2013

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013)

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: first results, Australia, 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This summary of the first findings from the 2012-13 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey provides information on long-term health conditions, health risk factors, selected social and emotional wellbeing indicators, health measurements, and health related actions for Indigenous Australian peoples. Information is included on Indigenous peoples living in remote and non-remote areas.

Abstract adapted from Australian Bureau of Statistics

Berry SL (2013)

Culture in treatment for Aboriginal Australian men in New South Wales residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) thesis, University of Wollongong: Wollongong

Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council (2013)

QAIHC external report 2 : Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services Clinical Excellence (ACE program).

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council

Wallner F (2013)

Men's health roundup in the NT.

The Chronicle; 25(1): 9-11

2012

Armstrong E, Hersh D, Hayward C, Fraser J, Brown M (2012)

Living with aphasia: three Indigenous Australian stories.

International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; 14(3): 271-280

Australian Government (2012)

Australian Government response to the report of the Senate Select committee on men's health.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Specialist Homelessness Services Collection: December quarter 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

The health of Australia's males: a focus on five population groups.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report examines the health of Australian males, in particular five population groups including men of different characteristics relating to: Indigenous status, remoteness, socioeconomic disadvantage, region of birth, and age.

Detailed information is provided on the five population groups including:

  • demographic and socioeconomic characteristics
  • lifestyle factors
  • health status
  • health service use.

Some of the key findings in relation to Indigenous males were:

  • poorer health than overall population
  • lower life expectancy
  • higher rates of alcohol and other drug use
  • higher rates of chronic disease including diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of cancer
  • higher rates of other health conditions uncommon in the general population including acute rheumatic fever, scabies and trachoma
  • higher rates of hospitalisation.

This report is the second in a series about male health in Australia, the report was the first to be funded under the National male health policy launched in 2010. It recognises the distinct health needs of males and the concerns related to their biology and roles in society. These needs being illustrated by the different rates of injury, illness and mortality, attitudes towards health and risks, and the way each group uses health services.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Chick M (2012)

Men's health: slow down – assess the risks.

The Chronicle; 24(2): 9-10

Gale F, Bolzan N (2012)

Social resilience: challenging neo-colonial thinking and practices around ‘risk'.

Journal of Youth Studies; iFirst(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2012.704985)

Retrieved 24 July 2012 from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13676261.2012.704985

Hallinan C, Judd B (2012)

Indigenous studies and race relations in Australian sports.

Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics; iFirst(Doi: 10.1080/17430437.2012.723350)

Retrieved 19 September 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2012.723350

McCoy BF (2012)

Bridging the Indigenous health divide: football and men engaging.

Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics; iFirst(Doi:10.1080/17430437.2012.723356)

Retrieved 19 September 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2012.723356

Ricciardelli LA, Mellor D, McCabe MP, Mussap AJ, Hallford DJ, Tyler M (2012)

Promoting fit bodies, healthy eating and physical activity among Indigenous Australian men: a study protocol.

BMC Public Health; 12: 28

Retrieved 11 January 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-28.pdf

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing (2012)

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing annual report 2011-12.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Health and Ageing

Sullivan KM (2012)

Motivating and maintaining desistance from crime: male Aboriginal serial offenders' experience of 'going good'.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Australian National University: Canberra

Taylor D, Nagle N, Ballantyne KN, van Oorschot RAH, Wilcox S, Henry J, Turakulov R, Mitchell RJ (2012)

An investigation of admixture in an Australian Aboriginal Y-chromosome STR database.

Forensic Science International: Genetics; 6(5): 532-538

Tighe J (2012)

Alive and kicking goals!: preliminary findings from a Kimberley suicide prevention program.

Advances in Mental Health; 10(3): 240 - 245

2011

Adams M (2011)

The process of promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male health.

Paper presented at the Australian Health Promotion Association 20th National Conference. 10-13 April 2011, Cairns

Arabena K (2011)

Acceptable loss: words that come with a health warning.

RACP News; 31(3): 1-2

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

The health of Australia's males.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Blanch FR (2011)

Young Nunga males at play and playing up: the look and the talk.

Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education; 32(1): 99-112

Bulman J, Hayes R (2011)

Mibbinbah and spirit healing: fostering safe, friendly spaces for Indigenous males in Australia.

International Journal of Men's Health; 10(1): 6-25

Collins VR, McLachlan RI, Holden CA (2011)

Tackling inequities in men's health: a reflective lens on the National Male Health Policy: conference report.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(2): 62-64

Wombidgee (2011)

Inceptions Strategies

This comic aims to reduce alcohol use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men living in Carnarvon, Western Australia.

The Department of Health and Carnarvon Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation engaged Inception Strategies to develop this comic book.

Abstract adapted from Inception Strategies

Isaacs AN, Pepper H, Pyett P, Gruis H, Waples-Crowe P, Oakley-Browne M (2011)

'What you do is important but how you do it is more important': engaging Indigenous men in rural mental health services research.

Qualitative Research Journal; 11(1): 51-61

Wenitong M, David B (2011)

Providers, protectors, warriors.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 44-46

2010

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Deaths, Australia, 2009.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

A snapshot of men's health in regional and remote Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Medical Association (2010)

Improving the health of Indigenous males: longer lives and a better quality of life: media release.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(1): 11

Baade PD, Aitken JF, Ferguson M, Gardiner RA, Chambers SK (2010)

Diagnostic and treatment pathways for men with prostate cancer in Queensland: investigating spatial and demographic inequalities.

BMC Cancer; 10: 452

Retrieved 23 August 2010 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-10-452

Fletcher R (2010)

Young Aboriginal fathers project: research report.

Newcastle, NSW: Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle

Hammond C (2010)

Making positive resources to engage Aboriginal men/fathers.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(5): 23-25

Hodge AM, Maple-Brown L, Cunningham J, Boyle J, Dunbar T, Weeramanthri T, Shaw J, O'Dea K (2010)

Abdominal obesity and other risk factors largely explain the high CRP in Indigenous Australians relative to the general population, but not gender differences: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Public Health; 10: 700

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-700.pdf

Kwan K, Mak D, Giele C, Bastian L, Bevan J, Greville H, Lilley G (2010)

The epidemiology of notifiable sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses in Western Australia 2008.

Perth, WA: Public Health, Western Australia

McCalman J, Tsey K, Wenitong M, Wilson A, McEwan A, James YC, Whiteside M (2010)

Indigenous men's support groups and social and emotional wellbeing: a meta-synthesis of the evidence.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 16(2): 159-166

Stuart G, Hammond C (2010)

Brothers inside: reflections on fathering workshops with Indigenous prisoners.

Newcastle, NSW: Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle

Thackrah R, Scott K, Winch J, eds. (2010)

Indigenous Australian health and cultures : an introduction for health professionals.

Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson Australia

This edited volume has been written by a diverse group of health professionals, the majority of whom are Indigenous Australians. A life cycle approach has been adopted, with chapters focusing on pregnancy and birthing through to the care and responsibilities of the elderly. These are bookended by the first chapter on 'Culture, history and health' which contextualises the subsequent content and the final chapter on future directions following the National apology.

The book includes the following chapters:

  • 'Culture, history and health' by Sherry Saggers, Maggie Walter, Dennis Gray
  • 'New life: conception, pregnancy and birthing' by Terry Dunbar and Linda Ford
  • 'Aboriginal infants and young children: the challenges ahead' by Heather D'Antoine and Dawn Bessarab
  • 'Aboriginal youth: challenges, strengths and opportunities' by David Vicary and Tine Hoult
  • 'The health, social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal women' by Pat Dudgeon and Roz Walker
  • 'Lives of Indigenous Australian men' by Mick Adams and Brian McCoy
  • 'The elderly: care and responsibilities' by Sandra Thompson, Rosemary van den Berg and Kate Smith
  • 'Loss, grief, bad luck and sorry business' by Jane Ulrik, Denise Foster and Vanessa Davis
  • 'The National apology: a new pathway forward?' By Shaun Ewen and Brian McCoy

Pearson Australia abstract

Thomson N, Midford R, Debuyst O, MacRae A (2010)

Review of Indigenous male health.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Tilbrook E, Allan A, Dear G (2010)

Intimate partner abuse of men.

Perth, WA: Men's Advisory Network

2009

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)

Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males, 2004-05.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Medical Association (2009)

AMA Indigenous health report card 2009: the health of Indigenous males: building capacity, securing the future.

Canberra: Australian Medical Association

The 2009 Indigenous report card of the Australian Medical Association focuses on Indigenous male health. Statistical data are provided on the health status of Indigenous males and details are included of risk and protective factors within a social determinant framework. This report draws on implications for the medical service and workforce in terms of capacity building to better secure the future social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous males.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Forsythe L, Adams K (2009)

Mental health, abuse, drug use and crime: does gender matter?.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Macdonald J (2009)

National policy agenda: the men's health example.

Paper presented at the 13th Annual NT Chronic Diseases Network Conference "Prevention is the Best Medicine". 10-11 September 2009, Darwin

Mayo K, Tsey K (2009)

Reflections on a community and university research collaboration.

Australasian Psychiatry; 17(s1): S68-S71

McCoy B (2009)

Indigenous men and chronic disease: can sport become more than a game and a preventative tool?.

Paper presented at the 13th Annual NT Chronic Diseases Network Conference "Prevention is the Best Medicine". 10-11 September 2009, Darwin

Parker R (2009)

Hey dad! For Indigenous dads, uncles and pops.

Family Relationships Quarterly; (12): 13-14

Yap M, Biddle N (2009)

Towards a gender-related index for Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

2008

Day A, Nakata M, Howells K, eds. (2008)

Anger and Indigenous men: understanding and responding to violent behaviour.

Annandale, New South Wales: The Federation Press

Adams D (2008)

Talking about sex.

The Chronicle; 11(6): 13-14

Bonson J (2008)

Healthy Male lifestyle program: healthy meals, healthy men.

Paper presented at the National Nutrition Networks Conference 08: good tucker good health. 11-14 March 2008, Alice Springs, NT

Exploring the health benefits of 'safe' places for Indigenous men (2008)

Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

Fletcher R (2008)

Researching Indigenous fatherhood.

Paper presented at the Researching Indigenous Fatherhood in Australia Seminar. 30 October 2008, University of Newcastle

Hammond C (2008)

Developing images and identifying values surrounding fatherhood in seven Indigenous communities.

Paper presented at the Researching Indigenous Fatherhood in Australia Seminar. 30 October 2008, University of Newcastle

Liddle J (2008)

“Inteyerrkwe Statement”. Speech John Liddle Male Health Manager: press release.

Paper presented at the Aboriginal Male Health Summit 2008: taking care of our children, taking the next step. 7 July 2008, Alice Springs (NT)

LIFE: living is for everyone (2008)

Promoting good practice in suicide prevention: activities targeting men.

Canberra: LIFE: living is for everyone

McCoy B (2008)

Holding men: Kanyirninpa and the health of Aboriginal men.

Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press

McCoy BF, Ross R, Elston J (2008)

Boys to men: Garbutt Magpies twenty-five years on 1983-2008 community report.

Townsville, Qld: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

McCoy BF (2008)

Holding men.

Paper presented at the Researching Indigenous Fatherhood in Australia Seminar. 30 October 2008, University of Newcastle

Public Health Association of Australia Inc (PHAA), Sexual Health & Family Planning Australia (SH&FPA), Australian Reproductive Health Alliance (ARHA) (2008)

Time for a national sexual & reproductive health strategy for Australia: a call to action.

Canberra: Public Health Association of Australia Inc (PHAA), Sexual Health & Family Planning Australia (SH&FPA), Australian Reproductive Health Alliance (ARHA)

Sergeant P (2008)

Mensheds Australia: a catalyst for Indigenous men's health.

The Chronicle; 11(6): 8-9

Stewart M (2008)

‘I'm an Aboriginal Dad': An innovative collaborative community based program aimed at building the capacity of Indigenous fathers in growing up their kids.

Paper presented at the From margins to mainstream, 5th world conference on the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental and behavioural disorders. 10-12 September, Melbourne Convention Centre

Woods S (2008)

Men and memory loss.

The Chronicle; 11(6): 26-27

 
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