Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email

Skip to content

Key resources

  • Bibliography
    Bibliography
  • Health promotion
    Health promotion
  • Health practice
    Health practice
  • Programs
    Programs
  • Conferences
    Conferences
  • Courses
    Courses
  • Funding
    Funding
  • Jobs
    Jobs
  • Organisations
    Organisations
  • Health Services MapHealth Services Map
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin Alcohol and other drugs knowledge centre Yarning Places
 

General

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

2017

Dudgeon P, Herbert J, Milroy J, Oxenham D, eds. (2017)

Us women, our ways, our world.

Broome, WA: Magabala Books

This book is a collection of writings on women and Aboriginal identity from 15 senior Indigenous academics and community leaders. The collection engages with questions such as:

  • What makes Aboriginal women strong?
  • Why are grandmothers so important (even ones never met)?
  • How is the connection to country different for Aboriginal people compared to non-Aboriginal people's love of nature or sense of belonging to an area?
  • What is Aboriginal spirituality?

Abstract Magabala Books

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (2017)

Australian atlas of healthcare variation.

Retrieved 2017 from https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/atlas/

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2017 report.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet

This is the sixth report against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework (HPF). The HPF monitors progress in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes, health system performance and the broader determinants of health. This report includes updates for all administrative data collections and also the ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey results for 2014-15. The health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is improving for a number of measures, although there remain many areas where further concerted effort will be needed to achieve improvements in health outcomes. Data quality limitations and the small size of many estimates affect the ability to effectively monitor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and the performance of the health system.

The 2017 HPF report is supported by detailed analyses including dynamic data displays with interactive charts and online tables published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Abstract adapted from Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2017)

Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016.

Retrieved 3/3/2017 from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/health-facts/overviews

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent indicators of the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Information focuses on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

Two new sections are featured in this edition of the Overview. With the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them home report a section has been dedicated to Healing which highlights the contribution of healing workers and organisations to supporting people, families and communities impacted by the Stolen Generations. Environmental health with its important link to the social determinants of health is also included for the first time in the Overview 2016.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2017)

Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework.

Retrieved 30 May 2017 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/indigenous-data/health-performance-framework/

Barter A, Eggington D (2017)

Institutional racism, the importance of section 18C and the tragic death of Miss Dhu.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(28): 8-11

Bonson D (2017)

Voices from the Black Rainbow: the inclusion of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI, Sistergirls and Brotherboys in health, wellbeing and suicide prevention strategies.

: Bonson, D.

Voices from the Black Rainbow is a book that highlights the importance of including the voices of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, lesbian gay bisexual queer transexual intersexual (LGBQTI) community including transgender people who identify as sistergirls and brotherboys, in health, wellbeing and suicide prevention strategies.

It covers the absence of these community voices from both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention strategies and activities, and LGBQTI suicide prevention strategies and activities; as well as the challenges of providing these voices in a suicide prevention strategy.

Research for the book included collecting example voices of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI community via an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander methodology called Yarning Circles.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Breast Cancer Network Australia (2017)

Culture is healing: the making of a possum skin cloak.

: Breast Cancer Network Australia

This resource details a project undertaken by Aboriginal women in Victoria. The project involved the making of a possum skin cloak to be used by Aboriginal people undergoing cancer treatment at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. Possum skin cloaks are an important cultural item in communities. The aim of the cloak is to enable Aboriginal people to physically wrap themselves in culture during their time in treatment. The video includes interviews with the makers of the cloak, women who are survivors of cancer or, still in treatment.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Coddington K (2017)

The re-emergence of wardship: Aboriginal Australians and the promise of citizenship.

Political Geography; 61: 67-76

Dudgeon P, Bray A (2017)

Indigenous healing practices in Australia.

Women & Therapy; Latest articles(https://doi.org/10.1080/02703149.2017.1324191):

Hall NL, Huggett C, Iten L (2017)

Indigenous girls missing school during their periods: the state of hygiene in remote Australia.

The Conversation; (July 2017)

Retrieved 3 July 2017 from http://theconversation.com/indigenous-girls-missing-school-during-their-periods-the-state-of-hygiene-in-remote-australia-79348

Lee VS (2017)

Political determinants and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: don't leave your integrity at the political gate.

Journal of Public Health Policy; First Online(http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41271-017-0075-y): 1-7

Phillips B, Daniels J, Woodward A, Blakely T, Taylor R, Morrell S (2017)

Mortality trends in Australian Aboriginal peoples and New Zealand Māori.

Population Health Metrics; 15: 25

Retrieved 4 July 2017 from https://doi.org/10.1186/s12963-017-0140-6

Rennie E, Potts J (2017)

Kimberley Girl: program outcomes.

Melbourne: School of Media and Communication (RMIT)

This report builds on the 2011 evaluation of the Kimberley Girl program. The program (which incorporates the Pilbara Girl program) uses popular culture, including the image making aspects of the fashion industry, to connect with young women on their own terms. Through a catwalk show and an embedded personal development program, participants can imagine and enact positive life choices. Topics covered by this report include:

  • introduction to the evaluation and program
  • keys to the program's success
  • benefits to participants
  • benefits to community and region
  • media production and engagement
  • participant feedback
  • recommendations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Sullivan CT (2017)

Indigenous Australian women's colonial sexual intimacies: positioning Indigenous women's agency.

Culture, Health & Sexuality; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2017.1349930): 1-15

2016

Riseman N, ed. (2016)

In defence of country: life stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women.

Canberra: ANU Press

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016)

Causes of death, Australia, 2014.

Retrieved 8 March 2016 from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3303.0?OpenDocument

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016)

Causes of Death, Australia, 2014: Deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians [data cube].

Retrieved 8 March 2016 from http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/subscriber.nsf/log?openagent&3303_12%20%20deaths%20of%20aboriginal%20and%20torres%20strait%20islander%20australians.xls&3303.0&Data%20Cubes&08B86273CE567D48CA257F6F000D440E&0&2014&08.03.2016&Latest

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This publication presents results of the 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey (NATSISS). The survey was conducted from September 2014 to June 2015 with a sample of 11,178 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in private dwellings across Australia. The NATSISS is a six-yearly multidimensional social survey which provides broad, self-reported information across key areas of social interest for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primarily at the national level and by remoteness. Topics include language and culture, social networks and support, health, education, work, access to services, crime and justice, housing and financial stress. Supporting summary tables provide an overview for different population groups and selected themes.

Abstract adapted from Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016)

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2015. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016)

Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015.

Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Admitted patient care 2014-15: Australian hospital statistics.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Biddle N, Meehl A (2016)

The gendered nature of Indigenous education participation and attainment.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Brown SJ, Mensah FK, Ah Kit J, Stuart-Butler D, Glover K, Leane C, Weetra D, Gartland D, Newbury J, Yelland J (2016)

Use of cannabis during pregnancy and birth outcomes in an Aboriginal birth cohort: a cross-sectional, population-based study.

BMJ Open; 6(2): e010286

Retrieved 23 February 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010286

Clapham K, Winch S, Harwood V, Kelly P, Chandler P, Senior K, Wu D (2016)

Illawarra Aboriginal community profile: a snapshot of an urban Aboriginal community.

Wollongong, NSW: University of Wollongong

This publication provides information about the Aboriginal population of the Illawarra Region. It is intended to begin a discussion about how research can contribute to the social health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. The report highlights disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians that are apparent not only in the health statistics but also in almost every key socioeconomic indicator.

Abstract from the University of Wollongong Indigenous Multi-Disciplinary Health Research Coalition

Conor L (2016)

Skin deep: settler impressions of Aboriginal women.

Perth, WA: UWA Publishing

Ellis LM (2016)

Pictures from my memory: my story as a Ngaatjatjarra woman.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Pictures from my memory is an autobiographical account of Lizzie Marrkilyi Ellis' life as a Ngaatjatjarra woman from the Australian western desert. Born in the bush at the time of first contact between her family and white Australians, Ellis' personal reflections offer a historical record and emotional insight into the experience of living between cultures.

The book is preceded by an introduction and followed by an anthropological overview of Ngaatjatjarra culture by anthropologist, Laurent Dousset.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Fairthorne J, Walker R, de Klerk N, Shepherd C (2016)

Early mortality from external causes in Aboriginal mothers: a retrospective cohort study.

BMC Public Health; 16: 461

Retrieved 1 June 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3101-2

Hall K (2016)

Who is Carol?: Carol - my mum, my best friend, my inspiration, my teacher, my mentor, my confidant.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 40(Jan/Dec 2016): 19-20

Harris J, Wells M (2016)

State of Australia’s mothers.

Melbourne: Save the Children Australia

This report compares the situation for mothers and their children at both the state and local level to understand the varied experience of mothers across Australia.
The indicators examined include:

  • health - maternal mortality, child mortality and antenatal care
  • education - child development and women's education
  • income - average household income
  • relative socio-economic disadvantage.

The report lists key findings and recommendations and aims to ensure policies and programs are better targeted so that all Australian mothers and children experience high levels of well being regardless of socioeconomic status, cultural background or location.

Abstract adapted from State of Australia’s mothers

Hayhurst LMC, Giles AR, Wright J (2016)

Biopedagogies and Indigenous knowledge: examining sport for development and peace for urban Indigenous young women in Canada and Australia.

Sport, Education and Society; 21(4): 549-569

Jamieson L, Bradshaw J, Lawrence H, Broughton J, Venner K (2016)

Fidelity of motivational interviewing in an early childhood caries intervention involving Indigenous Australian mothers.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; 27(1 Supplement): 125-138

Jobling K, Lau P, Kerr D, Higgins RO, Worcester MU, Angus L, Jackson AC, Murphy BM (2016)

Bundap Marram Durn Durn: engagement with Aboriginal women experiencing comorbid chronic physical and mental health conditions.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(S1): S30–S35

Knott VE, Gilligan G, Maksimovic L, Shen D, Murphy M (2016)

Gender determinants of smoking practice in Indigenous communities: an exploratory study.

European Journal of Cancer Care; 25(2): 231-241

Olsen A, Lovett R (2016)

Existing knowledge, practice and responses to violence against women in Australian Indigenous communities: key findings and future directions.

Sydney: Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety

Schrieber LJ (2016)

Burning coals: my experience as an Aboriginal woman in research.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 40(Jan/Dec 2016): 2-3

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016 report.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the seventh report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report is produced by the Steering Committee, commissioned by the Council of Australia Governments (COAG), in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Steering Committee is advised by a working group made up of representatives from all Australian governments, the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The report measures progress in relation to COAG Closing the Gap targets and against 52 indicators. Progress is measured across a range of areas including governance, leadership and culture, early childhood, education, health, home and safe and supportive communities. The report also includes case studies on things that work to improve outcomes.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Women and Newborn Health Service (2016)

A snapshot of women’s health in WA: WA women’s health strategy 2013-2017.

Perth, WA: Women and Newborn Health Service

2015

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2015)

National Health Survey: first results, Australia, 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Government Department of Health (2015)

Implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health

This publication reports on the implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan 2013-2023. The implementation plan focuses on the Australian Government's role in ensuring the health system is flexible to respond to identified needs, is able to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to make healthy choices, and provides culturally safe access to quality early intervention and treatment services and integrated clinical services, and is free of racism.

It includes strategies such as:

  • investing in increased capability of Aboriginal community controlled health organisations to be able to meet identified needs
  • reducing racism and discrimination and improving the cultural safety of the mainstream health system, including primary health care
  • identifying, mapping and responding to need, recognising that geographical factors can play an important role in assessing the need of individual communities, and ensuring good quality care is delivered
  • ensuring evidence-based care is provided
  • ensuring accountability and leadership for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health
  • defining the core services that are required to flexibly respond to identified needs
  • increasing workforce capability
  • partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their representative bodies in all levels of planning, service delivery and evaluation.

Abstract adapted from Australian Government Department of Health

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Australia's welfare 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Australia's welfare 2015: in brief.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Indigenous Health and Welfare Statistics [mobile app].

Retrieved 2015 from https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/indigenous-health-welfare/id985484597?mt=8

Bertilone C, McEvoy S (2015)

Success in Closing the Gap: favourable neonatal outcomes in a metropolitan Aboriginal Maternity Group Practice Program.

Medical Journal of Australia; 203(6): 262e1-262e7

Boyle JA, Cunningham J, O'Dea K, Dunbar T, Norman R (2015)

Polycystic ovary syndrome and metabolic syndrome in Indigenous Australian women.

Internal Medicine Journal; 45(12): 1247-1254

Bradley P, Dunn S, Lowell A, Nagel T (2015)

Acute mental health service delivery to Indigenous women: what is known?.

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/inm.12161):

Crawford-Williams F, Steen M, Esterman A, Fielder A, Mikocka-Walus A (2015)

'If you can have one glass of wine now and then, why are you denying that to a woman with no evidence': knowledge and practices of health professionals concerning alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

Women and Birth; Articles in Press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2015.04.003):

Gray K, Collett E, Nicolson S, Dick D, Gargett A, Regester J, Moore R (2015)

Social Justice and Native Title report 2015.

Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission

This publication, prepared annually in accordance with the Australian human rights commission act (1986) and the Native title act (1993), examines the enjoyment and exercise of human rights by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015. The report covers the following topics:

  • the need for better engagement - year in review
  • welfare
  • native title - year in review
  • disability
  • caring for our children.

The report provides recommendations to Government.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Ireland S, Belton S, Saggers S (2015)

The logics of planned birthplace for remote Australian Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory: a discourse and content analysis of clinical practice manuals.

Midwifery; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2015.06.005):

Ireland S, Belton S, McGrath A, Saggers S, Narjic CW (2015)

Paperbark and pinard: a historical account of maternity care in one remote Australian Aboriginal town.

Women and Birth; Articles in Press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2015.06.002): 1-10

Ireland S (2015)

Paperbark and pinard: a cultural and historical exploration of female reproduction in one remote northern-Australian Aboriginal town.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal and child health [poster abstract] (2015)

Lewis A, Stewart J, Waters A

Lindquist AC, Kurinczuk JJ, Wallace EM, Oats J, Knight M (2015)

Risk factors for maternal morbidity in Victoria, Australia: a population-based study.

Obstetrics and gynaecology; 5(8): 1-9

Nilson C, Kearing-Salmon KA, Morrison P, Fetherston C (2015)

An ethnographic action research study to investigate the experiences of Bindjareb women participating in the cooking and nutrition component of an Aboriginal health promotion programme in regional Western Australia.

Public Health Nutrition; FirstView(http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9669086&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S1368980015000816):

O’Grady K-A F, Dunbar M, Medlin LG, Hall KK, Toombs M, Meiklejohn J, McHugh L, Massey PD, Creighton A, Andrews RM (2015)

Uptake of influenza vaccination in pregnancy amongst Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a mixed-methods pilot study.

BMC Research Notes; 8: 169

Retrieved 29 April 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-015-1147-3

Office of the Children's Commissioner Northern Territory (2015)

A picture of NT's vulnerable children [infographic].

Darwin: Office of the Children's Commissioner Northern Territory

Parkes H (2015)

Uptake of influenza vaccination by pregnant women in the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 22(4): 11-14

Passmore E, McGuire R, Correll P, Bentley J (2015)

Demographic factors associated with smoking cessation during pregnancy in New South Wales, Australia, 2000-2011.

BMC Public Health; 15: 398

Retrieved 18 April 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1725-2

Productivity Commission (2015)

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: performance assessment 2013-14.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experience profound economic and social disadvantage. This is manifested in many ways, affecting both the young and the old, and can span generations. To address this disadvantage, The Council of Australia Governments (COAG) has committed to a number of targets for reducing the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in life expectancy, health, education and employment outcomes.

This report is the sixth in a series of performance assessments for the Closing the gap targets (with assessments made previously by the COAG Reform Council).

Like other components of the Indigenous reporting framework, the focus of this report series is on monitoring broad outcomes rather than establishing what works in bridging outcomes gaps.

As well as assessing progress against the targets, the Commission has looked at how the broader reporting framework and policy evaluation efforts could be improved.

At the national level, progress in meeting individual gap targets has been mixed. Good progress has been made in reducing outcomes gaps in child mortality and Year 12 (or equivalent) attainment rates. Though the target of providing access to early childhood education for all Indigenous four year olds in remote areas by 2013 was not met, the evidence suggests a positive outcomes picture.

Despite considerable effort and investment, little or no progress has been made in closing gaps for life expectancy and reading and numeracy. The employment gaps have also increased rather than narrowed.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2015)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Perth & Peel edition.

7th ed. Perth: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

The seventh edition of the Western Australian (WA) Indigenous storybook is about harmony; a concept that can be related to Australian Indigenous culture. The previous WA Indigenous storybooks have showcased many stories that demonstrate how Australian Aboriginal people live in harmony with nature and how harmony and spirituality are so closely aligned. The current edition is no different. It features a number of stories that talk about harmony and connections to land and culture. As a metropolitan focused edition, this storybook also emphasises the harmonies and connections between people and services, and highlights the importance of keeping culture strong in the city. Topics covered include:

  • tobacco use - smoking cessation
  • youth programs
  • cultural ways
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • women's health
  • infant health - Sudden infant death syndrome
  • healing
  • alcohol and other drugs
  • family violence
  • health promotion
  • social determinants - employment and education
  • arts and culture.

Abstract adapted from Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

Sherwood J, Lighton S, Dundas K, French T, Link-Gordon D, Smith K, Anthony T (2015)

Who are the experts here? Recognition of Aboriginal women and community workers in research and beyond.

AlterNative; 11(2): 177-190

Sina M, Hoy WE, Callaway L, Wang Z (2015)

The associations of anthropometric measurements with subsequent gestational diabetes in Aboriginal women.

Obesity Research & Clinical Practice; Articles in Press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2015.02.005):

Stronach M, Maxwell H, Taylor T (2015)

'Sistas' and aunties: sport, physical activity, and Indigenous Australian women.

Annals of Leisure Research; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2015.1051067):

Suicide Prevention Australia (2015)

Suicide and suicidal behaviour in women - issues and prevention: a discussion paper.

Sydney: Suicide Prevention Australia

Thackrah RD, Thompson SC, Durey A (2015)

Promoting women's health in remote Aboriginal settings: Midwifery students' insights for practice.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 23(6): 327-331

van der Sterren A, Fowlie C (2015)

Reducing smoking in the ACT among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant or who have young children.

Canberra: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association

This report aims to support anyone who is seeking to reduce tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant or who have young children in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Some of the suggested actions will also be relevant to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community more generally, to pregnant women generally, and indeed to the broader tobacco control context.

The report aims to:

  • scope the current health and social care pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant and/or who have young children, and identify the current points at which smoking cessation advice and treatment and quit maintenance support is given to this group
  • identify points at which appropriate smoking cessation advice and treatment and quit maintenance support could be given, and suggest ways in which this could be delivered and achieved
  • review the published and unpublished literature to identify best practices in smoking cessation among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and to identify and describe existing activities and programs that may inform initiatives in the ACT
  • suggest initiatives to increase the provision of and access to smoking cessation advice and quit maintenance support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant or who have young children.

Abstract adapted from Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT

van Roo S, Johnston T, Petersen L, Cornes S (2015)

Identification of Indigenous status for measurement of perinatal risk factors and outcomes: insights gained through use of both mother and baby status.

Brisbane: Health Statistics Branch, Queensland Health

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

Bower M, Rogers A (2014)

Banatjarl girls culture camp 2012: evaluation report.

Sydney: Fred Hollows Foundation

Hing N, Breen H, Gordon A, Russell A (2014)

Gambling behaviour and gambling risk factors for Indigenous Australian women.

International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction; 12(1): 1-20

Mishra G, Loxton D, Anderson A, Hockey R, Powers J, Brown W, Dobson A, Duffy L, Graves A, Harris M, Harris S, Lucke J, McLaughlin D, Mooney R, Pachana N, Pease S, Tavener M, Thomson C, Tooth L, Townsend N, Tuckerman R, Byles J (2014)

Health and wellbeing of women aged 18 to 23 in 2013 and 1996: findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.

Brisbane: Women's Health Australia

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (2014)

Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs: a guide for primary health care professionals.

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

This guide is for primary health care professionals who work with pregnant women. It outlines best practice for supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs including:

  • using screening tools
  • providing early access to treatment
  • providing brief intervention
  • responding to domestic violence
  • providing comprehensive care
  • addressing barriers to care.

The guide also provides information on further resources and specialist services. It was produced by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Office of the Children’s Commissioner (2014)

Update on assault hospitalisation figures relating to the NT.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner, Northern Territory Government

Statistical Analysis and Linkage Team (2014)

Department of Health performance indicators in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Utz M (2014)

A multivariate approach to the disparity in perinatal outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women, Queensland.

Brisbane: Health Statistics Branch, Queensland Health

Waitt G, De Jong A (2014)

Embodied geographies of alcohol and the weekend in the Bega Valley, New South Wales, Australia.

Leisure Studies; 33(2): 116-132

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

Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (2013)

Oral health and other characteristics of pregnant Aboriginal women compared with general population estimates.

Australian Dental Journal; 58(1): 120-124

Burns J, MacRae A, Thomson N, Anomie, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, McLoughlin N, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Trzesinski A, Urquhart B (2013)

Summary of Indigenous women's health.

Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Cancer Australia (2013)

Well Women Workshop community education resource.

Surry Hills, NSW: Cancer Australia

This community education resource has been developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and health professionals who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to promote breast health and encourage breast awareness and early detection of breast cancer.

Abstract adapted from Cancer Australia

Evans A (2013)

Women’s ten point plan of action.

Perth, WA: Women and Newborn Health Service

Gould GS, Munn J, Watters T, McEwen A, Clough AR (2013)

Knowledge and views about maternal tobacco smoking and barriers for cessation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: a systematic review and meta-ethnography.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 15(5): 863-874

Integrated Care Branch (2013)

NSW Health women's health framework.

Sydney: NSW Department of Health

McGrath P, Rawson N (2013)

Key factors impacting on diagnosis and treatment for vulvar cancer for Indigenous women: findings from Australia.

Supportive Care in Cancer; 21(10): 2769-2775

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

2012

Aboriginal Affairs Taskforce (2012)

Victorian Government Indigenous affairs report 2010-11.

Melbourne: Department of Planning and Community Development

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Gynaecological cancers in Australia: an overview.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report focuses on gynaecological cancers in Australia. It includes a full summary of the national statistics on gynaecological cancers. The aim of the report is to enhance understanding of these cancers and inform decision making resource allocation, and the evaluation of programs and policies. The report provided the latest data on the following topics:

  • number of gynaecological cancers diagnosed each year
  • early detection through screening programs
  • number of hospitalisations
  • health care spending on gynaecological cancers
  • number of females alive after a diagnosis
  • burden of disease due to gynaecological cancers
  • survival predictions for females diagnosed with gynaecological cancers
  • number of deaths from gynaecological cancers each year.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Specialist Homelessness Services Collection: December quarter 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bar-Zeev SJ, Barclay L, Farrington C, Kildea S (2012)

From hospital to home: the quality and safety of a postnatal discharge system used for remote dwelling Aboriginal mothers and infants in the top end of Australia.

Midwifery; 28(3): 366–373

Boyle JA, Cunningham J, O'Dea K, Dunbar T, Norman RJ (2012)

Prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome in a sample of Indigenous women in Darwin, Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 196(1): 62-66

Burbank VK (2012)

Life history and real life: an example of neuroanthropology in Aboriginal Australia.

Annals of Anthropological Practice; 36(1): 149-166

Campbell SK, Lynch J, Esterman A, McDermott R (2012)

Pre-pregnancy predictors of diabetes in pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in North Queensland, Australia.

Maternal and Child Health Journal; 16(6): 1284-1292

Dasgupta P, Baade PD, Aitken JF, Turrell G (2012)

Multilevel determinants of breast cancer survival: association with geographic remoteness and area-level socioeconomic disadvantage.

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment; 132(2): 701-710

Doyle L, Hill R (2012)

The best of every woman: an overview of approaches for philanthropic investment in Aboriginal women and girls.

Melbourne: Effective Philanthropy

Foundation for Alcohol Research Education (2012)

The Australian fetal alcohol spectrum disorders action plan 2013-2016.

Canberra: Foundation for Alcohol Research Education

Geia LK (2012)

First steps, making footprints: intergenerational Palm Island families' Indigenous stories (narratives) of childrearing practice strengths.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, James Cook University: Townsville, Qld

Giakoumelos P (2012)

Foetal alcohol syndrome in Indigenous communities.

: SBS World News Australia Radio

This podcast covers the topic of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the Indigenous population. Peggy Giakoumelos, from SBS World News Australia Radio, interviews the Director of the National Indigenous Corporation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Education Network, Lorian Hayes. Ms Hayes discusses the effectiveness of long-term education programs in Indigenous communities, an approach that she would like to see used more often in the future.

Abstract adapted from SBS World News Australia

Gray Jamieson G (2012)

Reaching for health : the Australian women's health movement and public policy.

Acton, ACT: ANU E Press

Homer CSE, Foureur MJ, Allendeb T, Pekin F, Caplice S, Catling-Paull C (2012)

‘It's more than just having a baby' women's experiences of a maternity service for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Midwifery; 28(4): E449–E455

Macdonald D, Abbott R, Jenkins D (2012)

Physical activity of remote Indigenous Australian women: a postcolonial analysis of lifestyle.

Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal; 34(1): 39-54

Mitchell EA, Freemantle J, Young J, Byard RW (2012)

Scientific consensus forum to review the evidence underpinning the recommendations of the Australian SIDS and Kids Safe Sleeping Health Promotion Programme - October 2010.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 48(8): 626–633

Nalatu ST (2012)

Understanding the physical activity patterns of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, including the factors that influence participation.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Griffith University: Brisbane

Rural maternity services: investing in the future: fact sheet 25 (2012)

National Rural Health Alliance

O'Leary CM, Watson L, D'Antoine H, Stanley F, Bower C (2012)

Heavy maternal alcohol consumption and cerebral palsy in the offspring.

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology; 54(3): 224–230

O’Leary CM, Bower C (2012)

Guidelines for pregnancy: what's an acceptable risk, and how is the evidence (finally) shaping up?.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(2): 170-183

Passey ME, D'Este CA, Sanson-Fisher RW (2012)

Knowledge, attitudes and other factors associated with assessment of tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal women by health care providers: a cross-sectional survey.

BMC Public Health; 12: 165

Retrieved 7 March 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-165.pdf

Robinson P, Comino E, Forbes A, Webster V, Knight J (2012)

Timeliness of antenatal care for mothers of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal infants in an urban setting.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 18(1): 56-61

Senior KA, Chenhall RD (2012)

Boyfriends, babies and basketball: present lives and future aspirations of young women in a remote Australian Aboriginal community.

Journal of Youth Studies; 15(3): 369-388

Simmonds D, West L, Porter J, Davies M, Holland C, Preston-Thomas A, O’Rourke PK, Tangey A (2012)

The role of support person for Ngaanyatjarra women during pregnancy and birth.

Women and Birth; 25(2): 79–85

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

Steenkamp M, Rumbold AR, Kildea S, Bar-Zeev SJ, Kruske S, Dunbar T, Barclay L (2012)

Measuring what matters in delivering services to remote-dwelling Indigenous mothers and infants in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 20(4): 228-237

Xu F, Sullivan EA, Madden RC, Black DA, Pulver L (2012)

Improvement of maternal Aboriginality in NSW birth data.

BMC Medical Research Methodology; 12: 8

Retrieved 30 January 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-8.pdf

2011

Adams E, Tongs J (2011)

Starting a perinatal and infant mental health service at Winnunga Nimmityjah.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S20-S22

Allan J, Kemp M (2011)

Aboriginal and non Aboriginal women in New South Wales non government organisation (NGO) drug and alcohol treatment and the implications for social work: who starts, who finishes, and where do they come from?.

Australian Social Work; 64(1): 68-83

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Births, Australia, 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse (2011)

The impact of domestic violence on children: a literature review.

Sydney: The Benevolent Society

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2010 report.

Canberra: Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing

This is the third report developed under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the National strategic framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health as well as the more recent measures introduced under Closing the gap national partnerships.

The performance framework reports on the three tiers of health:

  • health status and outcomes: this includes measures of prevalence of disease or injury, human function, life expectancy and wellbeing
  • measures of the health determinants: this includes socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours
  • health system performance: this includes effectiveness, responsiveness, accessibility and sustainability.
Major findings of the report include:
  • a significant decline in Indigenous deaths due to avoidable causes
  • narrowing of the mortality gap
  • reduction in infant mortality
  • chronic diseases are a continuing concern, contributing to two thirds of the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
  • there were slight reductions in literacy and numeracy gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students
  • risky behaviours, such as smoking and lack of physical activity, were continuing concerns among Indigenous people
  • access to, and utilisation of medical services is less than expected given higher levels of illness
  • access to medical services is more difficult in remote than non-remote areas.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Human Rights Commission (2011)

Social justice report 2010.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

The Social justice report is the primary responsibility of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. In the 2010 report the Commissioner reviews developments in the exercise of human rights by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the year July 2009 to July 2010.

The 2010 report comprises three chapters, each dealing in a different way with the common threads of 'relationship-building' and 'effective engagement'. In chapter 1 the Commissioner outlines his key priorities for his term as Social Justice Commissioner, before presenting an argument and framework for the implementation of the United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples in Australia.

Chapter 2 is concerned with the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community. The Commissioner proposes constitutional recognition as a significant way to make real and tangible changes for all Australians. Included in this chapter are recommendations for a successful referendum, specifically emphasising the importance of engagement and education.

Chapter 3 is a case study of recent successes in the Fitzroy Valley, including community-led alcohol restrictions, an innovation model of local governance and a local community project to address Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. How these successes in Fitzroy Valley can be applied to the wider delivery of government programs and services is considered.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

2010 Australian national infant feeding survey: indicator results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child safety.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides information on the safety of Indigenous children across Australia. It covers key areas such as injury and violence, protection and justice. Findings from the report suggest that Indigenous children experience a higher rate of injury than do non-Indigenous children. Indigenous children are:

  • 5 times as likely to experience a hospital separation for assault
  • 8 times as likely to be the subject of substantiated child abuse or neglect
  • 15 times as likely to be under juvenile justice supervision.

Indigenous children are also found to have poorer outcomes in the area of child safety, including:

  • higher rates of hospitalisations due to injury
  • higher rates of injury mortality
  • more frequently come into contact with child protection and juvenile justice systems.

It was reported in the key areas of 'Injury and violence' that although the causes of injury hospital separation were found to be the same among Indigenous and non-Indigenous children, Indigenous children were found to have higher rates of injury hospital separation than did non-Indigenous children, at a rate of 1.3 times higher. Rates of assault hospital separation for Indigenous children were over five times the rates for non-Indigenous children. External causes of injury were responsible for 25% of all deaths among Indigenous children aged 0-17 years, the death rates among this population group were three times higher than the rates among the non-Indigenous population.

Child abuse and neglect were higher among Indigenous children than among non-Indigenous children, with Indigenous children found to be:

  • 8 times as likely to be the subject of substantiated child abuse or neglect
  • 9 times as likely to be on a child protection care and protection order
  • 10 times as likely to be living in out-of-home care
  • most likely to experience neglect in substantiated cases.

The report also found that Indigenous children were more likely to have had contact with the juvenile justice system, they were:

  • 15 times as likely to be under juvenile justice supervision
  • 24 times as likely to be detained
  • entered their first period of juvenile justice supervision at a younger age
  • spent on average 5 days longer in un-sentenced detention.

The report refers to factors such as family and community security, as well as the accessibility of appropriate support systems; and highlights areas of opportunity for further improvements towards Indigenous child health and wellbeing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2008-2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Cervical screening in Australia 2008–2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Mandatory folic acid and iodine fortification in Australia and New Zealand: supplement to the baseline report for monitoring.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Maternity data in Australia: a review of sources and gaps.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

The health of Australia's prisoners 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bainbridge R (2011)

Becoming empowered: a grounded theory study of Aboriginal women's agency.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S26-S29

Baker PRA, Shipp JJ, Wellings SH, Priest N, Francis DP (2011)

Assessment of applicability and transferability of evidence-based antenatal interventions to the Australian Indigenous setting.

Health Promotion International; 27(2): 208-219

Baldry E, McEntyre E (2011)

Prison bars are health barriers.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 52-53

Barnes M (2011)

Inquest into the death of Tracey Lee Inglis: findings of inquest.

Townsville: Coroner’s Court

Best E (2011)

Closing the gap through innovative maternity care (the Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service).

Women and Birth; 24(Supplement 1): S16

Boyle J (2011)

Polycystic ovary syndrome and associated metabolic features in Indigenous women in the Northern Territory.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Adelaide: Adelaide

Bridge P (2011)

Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service's fetal alcohol spectrum disorders program: big steps, solid outcome.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 11(4): 1-8

Brown S, Glover K (2011)

Guided by women's voice.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 32-33

Campbell S, Lynch J, Esterman A, McDermott R (2011)

Pre-pregnancy predictors linked to miscarriage among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in North Queensland.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(4): 343-351

Canuto KJ, McDermott RA, Cargo M, Esterman AJ (2011)

Study protocol: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a 12-week physical activity and nutritional education program for overweight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women.

BMC Public Health; 11: 655

Retrieved 19 August 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-11-655.pdf

Chaubey SK, Davis B, Sinha AK (2011)

Diabetes in pregnancy.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 34-36

Comino E, Knight J, Webster V, Jackson Pulver L, Jalaludin B, Harris E, Craig P, McDermott D, Henry R, Harris M (2011)

Risk and protective factors for pregnancy outcomes for urban Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal mothers and infants: the Gudaga cohort.

Maternal and Child Health Journal; 16(3): 569-578

Conway LJ, Robertson TE, McGill JJ, Hanson JP (2011)

MELAS syndrome in an Indigenous Australian woman [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 195(10): 581-582

Council of Australian Governments (2011)

Protecting children is everyone's business: national framework for protecting Australia's children 2009–2020:: annual report to the Council of Australian Governments 2009–10.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)

Craig PL, Knight J, Comino E, Webster V, Pulver LJ, Harris E (2011)

Initiation and duration of breastfeeding in an Aboriginal community in south western Sydney.

Journal of Human Lactation; 27(3): 250-261

Cynthia P, Timothy S, Isabelle E (2011)

What is the impact of diabetes for Australian Aboriginal women when pregnant?.

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; 93(1): e29–e32

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Northern Territory Emergency Response evaluation report 2011.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

National plan to reduce violence against women and their children: easy read version.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Drug and Alcohol Office (2011)

The Western Australian fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevention Aboriginal consultation forum 2010: strong spirit strong future - promoting healthy women and pregnancies.

Perth, WA: Drug and Alcohol Office, Western Australia

Elliott E (2011)

Alcohol use in pregnancy in remote Australia: the Lililwan Project.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Equality Rights Alliance (2011)

Women's experience of income management in the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Equality Rights Alliance

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, Public Health Association of Australia (2011)

Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs: Inquiry into Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Curtin, ACT: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Fredericks B, Adams K, Angus S, Walker M (2011)

Setting a new agenda: developing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's health strategy.

International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies; 4(2): 17-28

Garland SM, Brotherton JM, Condon JR, McIntyre PB, Stevens MP, Smith DW, Tabrizi SN, Whinurs WS (2011)

Human papillomavirus prevalence amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian women prior to a national HPV vaccination program.

BMC Medicine; 9: 104

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1741-7015-9-104

Gould GS, McEwen A, Munn J (2011)

Jumping the hurdles for smoking cessation in pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia.

Journal of Smoking Cessation; 6(1): 33-36

Grech K, Burgess M (2011)

Trends and patterns in domestic violence assaults: 2001 to 2010.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Harvey C (2011)

Putting our house in order.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 18-20

Hayes A, Qu L, Weston R, Baxte J (2011)

Families in Australia: sticking together in good and tough times.

Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Heffernan ME (2011)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines: the attitudes and intentions of Australian health providers and parents from three diverse cultural groups toward HPV vaccination of pre-adolescent children.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, The University of Melbourne: Melbourne

Hovane V, Cox D (2011)

Closing the gap on family violence: driving prevention and intervention through health policy.

Sydney: Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse

Ireland S, Wulili Narjicb C, Belton S, Kildea S (2011)

Niyith Niyith Watmum (the quiet story): exploring the experiences of Aboriginal women who give birth in their remote community.

Midwifery; 27(5): 634–641

Johnston V, Thomas DP, McDonnell J, Andrews RM (2011)

Maternal smoking and smoking in the household during pregnancy and postpartum: findings from an Indigenous cohort in the Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 556-559

Kuipers K, Nelson A (2011)

Healthy eating in urban Aboriginal households may be promoted through cooking workshops and by recognising the importance of women's work, shared meals, time and cost management.

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal; 58(1): 54-55

Larkins SL, Page RP, Panaretto KS, Mitchell M, Alberts V, McGinty S, Veitch PC (2011)

The transformative potential of young motherhood for disadvantaged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Townsville, Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 551-555

Li Z, McNally L, Hilder L, Sullivan EA (2011)

Australia's mothers and babies 2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Lockey R, Maidment L, O’Brien M (2011)

Plenary 9: Maternity monologues: stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Northern Territory, Australia and their relationship to research and policy.

Women and Birth; 24(Supplement 1): S27

Macaldowie A, Hilder L (2011)

Neural tube defects in Australia: prevalence before mandatory folic acid fortification.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Madden DL (2011)

Gugu badhun women on the move: enhancing wellbeing in an Aboriginal community through the use of ICT.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, James Cook University:

Maidment L, Campbell R (2011)

A place for women.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 24-25

Maxwell S, Brameld K, Bower C, Dickinson JE, Goldblatt J, Hadlow N, Hewitt B, Murch A, Murphy A, Stock R, O’leary P (2011)

Socio-demographic disparities in the uptake of prenatal screening and diagnosis in Western Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 51(1): 9-16

McHugh A, Bradley R, Hornbuckle J (2011)

Women and children first.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 28-31

McHugh AM, Hornbuckle J (2011)

Maternal and child health model of care in the Aboriginal community controlled health sector.

Perth, WA: Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia

Mein J, Bullen R, Fiona M, Kirby M (2011)

Apunipima baby baskets.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 21-23

Merrison L (2011)

Persistence pays off - healthy lives more than just a dream to La Perouse!.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(3): 18-20

Meuleners LB, Lee AH, Janssen PA, Fraser ML (2011)

Maternal and foetal outcomes among pregnant women hospitalised due to interpersonal violence: a population based study in Western Australia, 2002-2008.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 11: 70

Retrieved 12 October 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-11-70

Closing the gap: national partnership agreement on Indigenous early childhood development: implementation plan: antenatal care, pre-pregnancy and teenage sexual reproductive health (2011)

Ministerial Council for Federal Financial Relations

Closing the gap: national partnership agreement on Indigenous early childhood development: implementation plan: children and family centres (2011)

Ministerial Council for Federal Financial Relations

Closing the gap: national partnership agreement on Indigenous early childhood development: implementation plan: maternal and child health services (2011)

Ministerial Council for Federal Financial Relations

Mohsin M, Bauman AE, Forero R (2011)

Socioeconomic correlates and trends in smoking in pregnancy in New South Wales, Australia.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 65(8): 727-732

Mulligan L (2011)

A bridge between worlds.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 54

Nancarrow H, Nehill C, Giles C, Zorbas H (2011)

Breast cancer - knowledge and skills to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Nickson A, Dunstan J, Esperanza D, Barker S (2011)

Indigenous practice approaches to women, violence, and healing using community development: a partnership between Indigenous and non Indigenous workers.

Australian Social Work; 64(1): 84-95

NSW Health (2011)

Aboriginal family health strategy 2011–2016 : responding to family violence in Aboriginal communities.

Sydney: NSW Health

Offce of the Inspector of Custodial Services (2011)

Report of an announced inspection of Bandyup Women's Prison.

Perth: Offce of the Inspector of Custodial Services

Passey ME, Gale JT, Sanson-Fisher RW (2011)

"Its almost expected": rural Australian Aboriginal women's reflections on smoking initiation and maintenance: a qualitative study.

BMC Women's Health; 11: 55

Retrieved 9 December 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6874-11-55.pdf

Peadon E, Payne J, Henley N, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, O'Leary C, Bower C, Elliott EJ (2011)

Attitudes and behaviour predict women's intention to drink alcohol during pregnancy: the challenge for health professionals.

BMC Public Health; 11: 584

Retrieved 22 July 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-584

Queensland Health (2011)

Growing strong: feeding you and your baby: 2009 evaluation report.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Rae K, Bruno A, Weatherall L (2011)

Gomeroi gaaynggal: a creative start to health, a healthy start to life.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Rémond M, Maguire G (2011)

RHD : women and pregnancy.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 47-50

Rumbold A, Wild K, Maypilama EL, Kildea S, Boyle J, Barclay L (2011)

Equitable access to fetal anomaly screening: views of Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory and their health care providers.

Women and Birth; 24(Supplement 1): S17

Rumbold AR, Bailie RS, Si D, Dowden MC, Kennedy CM, Cox RJ, O'Donoghue L, Liddle HE, Kwedza RK, Thompson SC, Burke HP, Brown ADH, Weeramanthri T, Connors CM (2011)

Delivery of maternal health care in Indigenous primary care services: baseline data for an ongoing quality improvement initiative.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 11: 16

Retrieved 7 March 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-11-16

Sammut J (2011)

Do not damage and disturb: on child protection failures and the pressure on Out-of-Home care in Australia.

Canberra: Centre for Independent Studies

Shannon GD, Franco OH, Powles J, Leng Y, Pashayan N (2011)

Cervical cancer in Indigenous women: the case of Australia.

Maturitas; 70(3): 234-245

Silver B, Knox J, Smith K, Ward J, Boyle J, Guy R, Kaldor J, Rumbold A (2011)

The detection and management of pelvic inflammatory disease in Aboriginal women in Central Australia: challenges of a remote high prevalence setting.

Sexually Transmitted Infections; 87(Supplement 1): A152-A153

Singh GR (2011)

Neonatal problems.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 37-38

Spinney A, Blandy S (2011)

Homelessness prevention for women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence: innovations in policy and practice.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Stumpers S, Thomson N, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Urquhart B (2011)

Overview of the health of Indigenous people in Western Australia 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Taylor A (2011)

Current evidence of 'female flight' from remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities – demographic and policy implications.

Migration Letters; 8(2): 77-78

Thackrah R, Scott K, Winch J, eds. (2011)

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

Frenchs Forest, NSW: 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

Thrift AP, Nancarrow H, Bauman AE (2011)

Maternal smoking during pregnancy among Aboriginal women in New South Wales is linked to social gradient.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(4): 337-342

Topp L (2011)

Locking up lives: women in prison.

Of Substance; 9(1): 10-13

University of Queensland (2011)

Effects of chewing wild tobacco during pregnancy: study.

Retrieved 15 August 2011 from http://www.uq.edu.au/news/?article=23592

Van Herk K, Smith D, Andrew C (2011)

Identity matters: Aboriginal mothers' experiences of accessing care.

Contemporary Nurse; 37(1): 57-68

VicHealth (2011)

Violence against women in Australia: research summary.

Melbourne: VicHealth

Aboriginal health progress sheet - healthy start to life (2011)

Victorian Department of Health

Wannan J (2011)

Launching specific learning and support for midwives and their colleagues working with Aboriginal families across NSW; a unique multidisciplinary education model.

Women and Birth; 24(1): S6

WatsonN (2011)

The Northern Territory emergency response - has it really improved the lives of aboriginal women and children?.

Australian Feminist Law Journal; 35: 147-163

Wenitong M, David B (2011)

Providers, protectors, warriors.

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

Williams D (2011)

A smoother pathway to birth.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 26-27

Willis EM, Dwyer J, Owada K, Couzner L, King D, Wainer J (2011)

Indigenous women's expectations of clinical care during treatment for a gynaecological cancer: rural and remote differences in expectations.

Australian Health Review; 35(1): 99-103

Women in Prison Advocacy Network (2011)

The housing needs of women leaving prison: discussion paper.

Sydney: Women in Prison Advocacy Network

Wong R, Herceg A, Patterson C, Freebairn L, Baker A, Sharp P, Pinnington P, Tongs J (2011)

Positive impact of a long-running urban Aboriginal medical service midwifery program.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 51(6): 518–522

Youl PH, Baade PD, Aitken JF, Chambers SK, Turrell G, Pyke C, Dunn J (2011)

A multilevel investigation of inequalities in clinical and psychosocial outcomes for women after breast cancer.

BMC Cancer; 11: 415

Retrieved 28 September 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2407/11/415

Zubrick SR, Mitrou F, Lawrence D, Silburn SR (2011)

Maternal death and the onward psychosocial circumstances of Australian Aboriginal children and young people.

Psychological Medicine; 41(9): 1971-1980

 
Last updated: 11 August 2017
 
Return to top
spacing
general box

Contribute

Share your information » Give us feedback » Sign our guestbook »
spacing
spacing