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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 women'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

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

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

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

National plan to reduce violence against women and their children: including the first three year action plan.

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

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

2010

Abeywardana S, Bower C, Halliday J, Chan A, Sullivan EA (2010)

Prevalence of neural tube defects in Australia prior to mandatory fortification of bread-making flour with folic acid.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(4): 351–355

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria (2010)

Strengthening law and justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors of family violence and sexual assault and women and children: national policy issues — a Victorian perspective.

Melbourne: Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (2010)

Ovarian cancer in Australia: an overview, 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Cancer in Australia 2010: an overview.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Cervical screening in Australia 2007-2008: data report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Diabetes in pregnancy: its impact on Australian women and their babies.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Women and heart disease: cardiovascular profile of women in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (2010)

Working together to prevent child abuse and neglect - a common approach for identifying and responding early to indicators of need.

Canberra: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

Bartels L (2010)

Diversion programs for Indigenous women.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Bartels L (2010)

Indigenous women's offending patterns: a literature review.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Burns J, Maling CM, Thomson N (2010)

Summary of Indigenous women's health status.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(5): 26-29

Burns J, Maling CM, Thomson N (2010)

Summary of Indigenous women's health.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Comino E, Craig P, Harris E, McDermott D, Harris M, Henry R, Jackson Pulver L (2010)

The Gudaga Study: establishing an Aboriginal birth cohort in an urban community.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S9-S17

Dietsch E, Martin T, Shackleton P, Davies C, McLeod M, Alston M (2010)

Australian Aboriginal kinship: a means to enhance maternal well-being.

Women and Birth; 24(2): 58-64

Dietsch E, Shackleton P, Davies C, McLeod M, Alston M (2010)

'You can drop dead': midwives bullying women.

Women and Birth; 23(2): 53-59

Fairbairn AP, Tyler H, Su JY, Tilley EL (2010)

Risk factors and associations for the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal women presenting to the Alice Springs Hospital emergency department.

Emergency Medicine Australasia; 22(3): 216–223

Foley W (2010)

Family food work: lessons learned from urban Aboriginal women about nutrition promotion.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 16(3): 268–274

France K, Henley N, Payne J, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, O'Leary C, Elliott E, Bower C (2010)

Health professionals addressing alcohol use with pregnant women in Western Australia: barriers and strategies for communication.

Substance Use & Misuse; 45(10): 1474-1490

Fredericks B, Adams K, Angus S (2010)

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Health Strategy.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(4): 32-34

Fredericks BL, Adams K, Angus S, Australian Women's Health Network Talking Circle (2010)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's health strategy.

Melbourne: Australian Women's Health Network

Gee V (2010)

Perinatal, infant and maternal mortality in Western Australia: 5-year cohort of 2004-2008 births.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Griffiths C, Glossop P (2010)

Working in the Aboriginal community with preschool children and their parents.

Paper presented at the Aboriginal Mental Health Workers Forum 2010. 13-14 October 2010, Orange Function Centre, NSW

Gwalwa-Gai Newsletter (2010)

Smoking rates up among pregnant Victorian Aboriginal women.

Gwalwa-Gai Newsletter; 22(May 2010): 12

Hayes BA, Campbell A, Buckby B, Geia LK, Egan ME (2010)

The interface of mental and emotional health and pregnancy in urban Indigenous women: research in progress.

Infant Mental Health Journal; 31(3): 277-290

Indigenous Law Centre (2010)

Sexual violence and Indigenous victims: women, children and the criminal justice system.

Sydney: Indigenous Law Centre

Johnstone K (2010)

Indigenous fertility in the Northern Territory of Australia: what do we know? (and what can we know?).

Journal of Population Research; 27(3): 169-192

Kelly PM, Graham S, Sullivan EA (2010)

Pregnancy and perinatal health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their babies: a literature review.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(2): 15-16

Kildea S, Kruske S, Barclay L, Tracy S (2010)

‘Closing the Gap': how maternity services can contribute to reducing poor maternal infant health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Rural and Remote Health; 10: 1383

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/printviewnew.asp?ArticleID=1383

Laing L, Toivonen C, Irwin J, Napier L (2010)

“They never asked me anything about that”: the stories of women who experience domestic violence and mental health concerns/illness.

Sydney: University of Sydney

Larsen A, Hornbuckle J, Doherty D (2010)

Models for improved maternal care for rural and remote Aboriginal women.

Paper presented at the WA Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector Conference 2010. 25 March 2010, The Vines, Swan Valley

Larson A, Bradley R (2010)

Aboriginal maternal and child project: strengths and needs analysis.

Geraldton, WA: Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health and Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia

Laws PJ, Li Z, Sullivan EA (2010)

Australia's mothers and babies 2008.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Menzies School of Health Research (2010)

Screening for fetal anomalies: views of Indigenous people and their health care providers.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research

The Screening for fetal anomalies: views of Indigenous people and their health care providers report provides a summary of the key findings from the research project investigating Aboriginal women's views of prenatal screening in the Northern Territory.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (2010)

Well Women Workshop community education resource.

Surry Hills, NSW: National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre

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.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

O'Leary CM, Bower C, Zubrick SR, Geelhoed E, Kurinczuk JJ, Nassar N (2010)

A new method of prenatal alcohol classification accounting for dose, pattern, and timing of exposure: improving our ability to examine fetal effects from low to moderate exposure.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 64(11): 956-962

O'Leary CM, Nassar N, Zubrick SR, Kurinczuk JJ, Stanley F, Bower C (2010)

Evidence of a complex association between dose, pattern and timing of prenatal alcohol exposure and child behaviour problems.

Addiction; 105(1): 74-86

Parker R, Caruana C, Qu L (2010)

Snapshots of Indigenous families : Indicators of the socio-economic resources of mothers and Indigenous cultural connectedness.

Family Relationships Quarterly; (17): 22-25

Passey M, Gale J, Stirling J, Sanson-Fisher R (2010)

Caring for pregnant Aboriginal women: provider views on managing tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use.

Paper presented at the 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference. 30 June - 2 July 2010, Darwin

Peiris D, Mohsin M, Jenkins A, Hughes C, Cass A (2010)

Robust data to close the gap: current vascular and maternal/newborn indicators as measures of progress in Aboriginal health in New South Wales.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(6): 563–571

Pope S (2010)

Beyondblue: the national depression initiative.

Paper presented at the Aboriginal Mental Health Workers Forum 2010. 13-14 October 2010, Orange Function Centre, NSW

Queensland Health (2010)

The health of Queenslanders 2010: third report of the Chief Health Officer Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Quinn K, Rugkhla P (2010)

Women and alcohol.

Melbourne: Women’s Health Victoria

Rawsthorne M, Chivell A, Smith A (2010)

Aboriginal Women Against Violence Project evaluation report.

Sydney: University of Sydney

Reibel T, Walker R (2010)

Antenatal services for Aboriginal women: the relevance of cultural competence.

Quality in Primary Care; 18(1): 65-74

Roberts A (2010)

Aboriginal women's fishing in New South Wales: a thematic history.

Sydney: Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW

Robinson M, Oddy W, McLean N, Jacoby P, Pennell CE, de Klerk N, Zubrick S, Stanley F, Newnham J (2010)

Low-moderate prenatal alcohol exposure and risk to child behavioural development: a prospective cohort study.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; 117(9): 1139-1152

Rugkhla P (2010)

Women and tobacco.

Melbourne: Women's Health Victoria

Rumbold AR, Bailie RS, Si D, Dowden MC, Kennedy CM, Cox RJ, O’Donoghue L, Liddle HE, Kwedza RK, Thompson SC, Burke HP, Brown AD, Weeramanthri T, Connors CM (2010)

Assessing the quality of maternal health care in Indigenous primary care services: letter.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 597-598

Sayers S, Boyle J (2010)

Indigenous perinatal and neonatal outcomes: a time for preventive strategies.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 475-478

Scuster M (2010)

Women's business in central Australia.

The Chronicle; 17(2): 5

Shine P (2010)

Aboriginal child adolescent and family mental health and wellbeing policy.

Paper presented at the Aboriginal Mental Health Workers Forum 2010. 13-14 October 2010, Orange Function Centre, NSW

Simmonds D, West L, Porter J, Tangey A, Davies M, O'Rourke P, Holland C (2010)

A 'two ways' approach to improving antenatal education for Ngaanyatjarra women.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(2): 10-11

Simons K (2010)

Connections – Aboriginal women's art therapy group.

Paper presented at the Aboriginal Mental Health Workers Forum 2010. 13-14 October 2010, Orange Function Centre, NSW

Stamp G, Champion S, Zanet P, Anderson G, Taylor J, Newbury J (2010)

Regional Family Birthing and Anangu Bibi Birthing Program: a partnership model between Aboriginal maternal infant care workers and midwives caring for Aboriginal mothers and babies.

In: Larson A, Lyle D, eds. A bright future for rural health: evidence-based policy and practice in rural and remote Australian health care. Canberra: Australian Rural Health Education Network: 34-38

Steenkamp M, Bar-Zeev S, Rumbold A, Barclay L, Kildea S (2010)

Pragmatic indicators for remote Aboriginal maternal and infant health care: why it matters and where to start.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S5-S8

Stuart-Butler D, Kirkham R (2010)

The Aboriginal maternal infant care story.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(6): 9-11

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

van der Sterren A, Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn-toura - Healthy Family Air Project Team 2010 (2010)

Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn-toura – healthy family air: a literature review to inform the VACCHO Smoking amongst Pregnant Aboriginal Women research project.

Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

This literature review informs the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation's (VACCHOs) research project 'Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn-toura - Healthy Family Air' (Reducing Smoking amongst Pregnant Aboriginal Women in Victoria: An Holistic Approach) funded by the Victorian Department of Health. The review includes information on: what is known about why Indigenous women smoke before, during and after pregnancy, and why they might quit; and the types of activities and programs that could reduce smoking among pregnant Indigenous women. Recommendations for tobacco control activities with pregnant Indigenous women included: training of Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) to enable them to deliver individual clinic-based control activities; program and policy development in organisations that work in with existing services, that support smoking cessation programs, and that support AHWs who smoke to quit; and community development activities that promote the unacceptability of smoking in Indigenous communities, that are holistic, that support pregnant women to quit, and that address social disadvantage.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Victorian Department of Health (2010)

Victorian women's health and wellbeing strategy 2010–2014.

Melbourne: Department of Health, Victoria

Walsh T, Douglas H (2010)

Happy healthy women, not just survivors.

Chatswood, NSW: Australian Women's Coalition

Women’s Health Goulburn North East (2010)

Exposed: a literature review of the issues of women's cancers in Australian Aboriginal communities.

Wangaratta, Vic: Women’s Health Goulburn North East

Zhang X, Dempsey K, Johnstone K, Guthridge S (2010)

Trends in the health of mothers and babies, Northern Territory: 1986-2005.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

2009

Arnold JL, de Costa CM, Howat PW (2009)

Timing of transfer for pregnant women from Queensland Cape York communities to Cairns for birthing.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 594-596

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)

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

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Health Ministers’ Conference (2009)

Australian national breastfeeding strategy 2010-2015.

Australian Department of Health and Ageing: Canberra

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (2009)

Breast cancer in Australia: an overview, 2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2005-2006.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Cervical screening in Australia 2006–2007.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Women's Health Network (2009)

Submission on national issues, barriers and recommendations concerning the health status of Aboriginal women for the development of "The National Aboriginal Women's Health Policy".

Canberra: Australian Women's Health Network

Baldry E, McCausland R (2009)

Mother seeking safe home: Aboriginal women post-release.

Current Issues in Criminal Justice; 21(2): 288-301

Baxter J, Smith J (2009)

Breastfeeding and infants' time use.

Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Coleman K, Tew K, Zhang X (2009)

Smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy in the Northern Territory.

The Chronicle; 13(2): 8-10

Condon JR, Rumbold AR, Thorn JC, O'Brien MM, Davy MJ, Zardawi I (2009)

A cluster of vulvar cancer and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia in young Australian Indigenous women.

Cancer Causes and Control; 20(1): 67-74

Conway L (2009)

Caring for women and children.

Paper presented at the WA Aboriginal Health Sector Conference 2009: Developing New Health Leadership. 25-26 March 2009, Fremantle

Davis B, Bond D, Howat P, Sinha AK, Falhammar H (2009)

Maternal and neonatal outcomes following diabetes in pregnancy in Far North Queensland, Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 49(4): 393-399

de Plevitz LR, Gould JS, Smith TM (2009)

Fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Indigenous schoolchildren [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(5): 286-287

Eades F (2009)

Excellence in maternal & child health in the ACCHS sector.

Paper presented at the WA Aboriginal Health Sector Conference 2009: Developing New Health Leadership. 25-26 March 2009, Fremantle

Felton-Busch C (2009)

Birthing on country: an elusive ideal?.

Contemporary Nurse; 33(2): 161-162

Fredericks B (2009)

There is nothing that identifies me to that place': Indigenous women's perceptions of health spaces and places.

Cultural Studies Review; 15(2): 29-44

Fuery P, Smith R, Rae K, Burgess R, Fuery K (2009)

Morality, duty, and the arts in health: a project on Aboriginal underage pregnancy.

Arts & Health; 1(1): 36-47

Garland SM (2009)

HPV-related disease in Indigenous health.

Microbiology Australia; 30(5): 204

Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher R, Eades S, Wenitong M, Panaretto K, D'Este C (2009)

Assessing the accuracy of self-reported smoking status and impact of passive smoke exposure among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women using cotinine biochemical validation.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 29(1): 35-40

Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, D’Este C, Eades S, Wenitong M (2009)

Knowledge and attitudes regarding smoking during pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 557-561

Ireland S (2009)

Niyith Niyith Watmam: Exploring the experiences of Aboriginal women who give birth in a remote community in the Northern Territory.

B.Sc.(Hons.) thesis, Charles Darwin University: Casuarina, N.T.

Kelly J (2009)

Moving forward together in Aboriginal women's health: a participatory action research exploring knowledge sharing, working together and addressing issues collaboratively in urban primary health care settings.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Flinders University: Adelaide

The thesis explored how the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal women within an urban Adelaide health care system could be improved. It utilised a collaborative qualitative research method. The research focused on how Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health professionals could work within the parameters of the current health system to facilitate these improvements. The research highlighted the importance of finding practical ways of working together, respecting each other's knowledge and dealing with difficult issues together.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Kildea S, Wardaguga M (2009)

Childbirth in Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

In: Selin H, ed. Childbirth across cultures : ideas and practices of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum. 1 ed. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands: 275-286

Lewis LN, Hickey M, Doherty DA, Skinner SR (2009)

How do pregnancy outcomes differ in teenage mothers? A Western Australian study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 537-541

Lix LM, Metge C, Leslie WD (2009)

Measurement equivalence of osteoporosis-specific and general quality-of-life instruments in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women.

Quality of Life Research; 18(5): 619-627

Loxley W, Adams K (2009)

Women, drug use and crime: findings from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

McDermott R, Campbell S, Li M, McCulloch B (2009)

The health and nutrition of young Indigenous women in north Queensland – intergenerational implications of poor food quality, obesity, diabetes, tobacco smoking and alcohol use.

Public Health Nutrition; 12(11): 2143-2149

Mitchell D (2009)

Sickening bodies: how racism and essentialism feature In Aboriginal women's discourse about health.

The Australian Journal of Anthropology; 7(1): 258-274

Nelson L, Kruit K (2009)

Aboriginal maternity group practice: a new initiative in maternity care for Aboriginal families in Western Australia.

Paper presented at the WA Aboriginal Health Sector Conference 2009: Developing New Health Leadership. 25-26 March 2009, Fremantle

O'Donnell M, Nassar N, Leonard H, Hagan R, Mathews R, Patterson Y, Stanley F (2009)

Increasing prevalence of neonatal withdrawal syndrome: population study of maternal factors and child protection involvement.

Pediatrics; 123(4): e614-e621

Panaretto KS, Mitchell MR, Anderson L, Gilligan C, Buettner P, Larkins SL, Eades S (2009)

Tobacco use and measuring nicotine dependence among urban Indigenous pregnant women.

Medical Journal of Australia; 191(10): 554-557

Passey M, Gale J, Holt B, Leatherday C, Roberts C, Kay D, Rogers L, Paden V (2009)

Stop smoking in its tracks: understanding smoking by rural Aboriginal women.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Prior D (2009)

The meaning of cancer for Australian Aboriginal women; changing the focus of cancer nursing.

European Journal of Oncology Nursing; 13(4): 280-286

Read CM, Bateson DJ (2009)

Marrying research, clinical practice and cervical screening in Australian Aboriginal women in western New South Wales, Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 9: 1117

Retrieved 21 May 2009 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1117.pdf

Reibel T, Walker R (2009)

Overview and summary report of antenatal services audit for Aboriginal women and assessment of Aboriginal content in health education in Western Australia.

Perth, WA: Women’s and Newborns’ Health Network

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (2009)

Through young black eyes: community leaders guide: a guide to help community leaders protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from family violence and child abuse.

Canberra: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care

Tetstall E, Liu AJ, An EI, Canalese J, Nanan R (2009)

Pregnancy and neonatal characteristics of opioid-dependent Indigenous Australians: a rural and metropolitan comparison.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 49(3): 279-84

Walters BNJ (2009)

Effect of smoking among Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers on preterm birth and full-term low birthweight [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(7): 400

Waples-Crowe P (2009)

Healthy pregnancies, healthy babies for Koori communities.

DrugInfo Newsletter; 7(3): 5

Western Australian Department of Corrective Services (2009)

Women's way forward: strategic plan for women 2009-2012.

Perth, WA: Department of Corrective Services, Western Australia

Wilson G (2009)

What do Aboriginal women think is good antenatal care? Consultation report.

Darwin, NT: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

Wilson S (2009)

A bridge too far: considering relationships between foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, child protection and the justice system.

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August - 1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

Wright J, McElligott S (2009)

Women's health becomes mobile.

The Chronicle; 15(4): 35

Yap M, Biddle N (2009)

Towards a gender-related index for Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

2008

How your baby grows! (2008)

Asthma Foundation of WA, Kulunga Research Network

This booklet was developed by the Asthma Foundation of Western Australia Inc, the Kulunga Research Network, the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, and the Office for Aboriginal Health. The slogan of this booklet is Fresh air grows solid babies!. It is designed for pregnant Indigenous mothers and provides a memento with spaces for photos and recording of special information; it follows the stages of pregnancy, providing helpful tips to encourage a smoke free environment for both mother and baby.

Further resources can be found in Newborns asthma parental smoking project: Indigenous women's project resources.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples 2008.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This major report presents a broad national picture of the health and welfare of the Indigenous population and explores the disparities in health between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Topics covered include:

  • the demographic, social and economic context
  • education and health
  • housing circumstances
  • disability and ageing
  • mothers and children
  • health status
  • health risk factors
  • mortality
  • health services - provision, access and use
  • community services
  • Torres Strait Islander people

The findings of the report demonstrate that the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples remains poor compared with the rest of the Australian population and they experience many disadvantages. Changes over time in the health and welfare outcomes for Indigenous people have been described where possible. Life expectancy among Indigenous men and women remains approximately 17 years less than among their non-Indigenous counterparts, but some health improvements have been noted. Declines were identified in Indigenous mortality rates in Western Australia and in infant mortality rates in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. There have also been improvements in some of the social determinants of health, particularly in education, employment and home ownership.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Australia's health 2008: the eleventh biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's health 2008 was released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare as the eleventh 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.

Section 3.2 of the report compiles health information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Information about the demographic profile, health status, disability rates, and service use is provided. The section highlights that despite improvements in Indigenous death rates, the overall gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous rates appears to be widening with Indigenous Australians continuing to die at much younger ages. 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, illicit drug use, and housing conditions.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2004-2005.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Cervical screening in Australia 2005-2006.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Baldry E, Ruddock J, Taylor J (2008)

Aboriginal women with dependent children leaving prison project: needs analysis report.

Sydney: University of NSW, NSW Department of Community Services, NSW Department of Human Services, Homelessness NSW

Campbell A, Hayes B, Buckby B (2008)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's experience when interacting with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: a brief note.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 16(3): 124-131

Chan A, Scott J, Nguyen A-M, Sage L (2008)

Pregnancy outcome in South Australia 2007.

Adelaide: Pregnancy Outcome Unit, South Australia

Coyne KL, De Costa CM, Heazlewood RJ, Newman HC (2008)

Pregnancy characteristics of women giving birth to children with fetal alcohol syndrome in Far North Queensland.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 48(3): 240-247

Department of Health and Ageing (2008)

Developing a Women's Health Policy for Australia - Setting the Scene.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Eades S, Read A, Stanley F, Eades F, McCaullay D, Williamson A (2008)

Bibbulung gnarneep ('solid kid'): causal pathways to poor birth outcomes in an urban Aboriginal birth cohort.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 44(6): 342-346

Elliott EJ, Payne J, Morris A, Haan E, Bower C (2008)

Fetal alcohol syndrome: a prospective national surveillance study.

Archives of Disease in Childhood; 93(9): 732-737

Engel PJ, Smith R, Brinsmead MW, Bowe SJ, Clifton VL (2008)

Male sex and pre-existing diabetes are independent risk factors for stillbirth.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 48(4): 375-383

Gilligan C (2008)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: an examination of smoking during pregnancy.

Research Doctorate - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Newcastle: Newcastle

Hayward C, Scrine C, Venz T, Smith M (2008)

Delivering improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and maternal health.

Perth: Telethon Institute of Child Health Research and Rio Tinto Child Health Partnership

The Rio Tinto Child Health Partnership was developed to deliver improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and maternal health through the delivery of three projects:

* modelling the WA Aboriginal Child Health Survey for the Northern Territory and Queensland
* national foetal alcohol syndrome prevention strategy
* enhancing Aboriginal workforce capacity

The five-year Rio Tinto Child Health Partnership concluded in 2007. The report Delivering improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and maternal health evaluates the results from the partnership, and states that the partnership has allowed strong relationships to be forged between researchers, Aboriginal communities, health services, government agencies and departments and corporate Australia. Significant benefits and outcomes include: increased awareness of fetal alcohol syndrome; identification of the issues which inhibit Aboriginal health professionals; support for culturally appropriate practices in primary health care and treatment services; and increased skills of health and community workers in identifying and responding to risk factors during pregnancy.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Hunter BH, Daly AE (2008)

Interactions between crime and fertility in the labour supply of Indigenous Australian women.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Kildea S, Pollock WE, Barclay L (2008)

Making pregnancy safer in Australia: the importance of maternal death review.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 48(2): 130-136

Kildea S (2008)

Maternal deaths high for Indigenous women [Letter to the editor].

Women and Birth; 21(4): 175-176

Maternal Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee (2008)

Maternal, perinatal and infant mortality in South Australia 2007.

Adelaide: SA Health, Government of South Australia

Northern Territory Government Department of the Chief Minister (2008)

Building on our strengths: a framework for action for women in the Northern Territory 2008-2012.

Darwin: Department of the Chief Minister

Oddy WH, Kickett-Tucker C, De Maio J, Lawrence D, Cox A, Silburn SR, Stanley FJ, Zubrick SR (2008)

The association of infant feeding with parent-reported infections and hospitalisations in the West Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 32(3): 207-215

Priest K, King S, Nangala I, Brown WN, Nangala M (2008)

Warrki Jarrinjaku 'working together everyone and listening': growing together as leaders for Aboriginal children in remote Central Australia.

European Early Childhood Education Research Journal; 16(1): 117-130

Read CM, Bateson DJ, Ohrin CJ (2008)

Effect of community consultation on recruitment of Indigenous women to a human papillomavirus prevalence study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 189(4): 233

Reath J, Carey M (2008)

Breast and cervical cancer in Indigenous women: overcoming barriers to early detection.

Australian Family Physician; 37(3): 178-182

Rumbold AR, Cunningham J (2008)

Review of the impact of antenatal care for Australian Indigenous women and attempts to strengthen these services.

Maternal and Child Health Journal; 12(1): 83-100

Sullivan E, Hall B, King J (2008)

Maternal deaths in Australia 2003-2005.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Titmuss AT, Harris E, Comino EJ (2008)

The roles of socioeconomic status and Aboriginality in birth outcomes at an urban hospital.

Medical Journal of Australia; 189(9): 495-498

Wills R-A, Coory M (2008)

A preliminary look at the rates of cigarette smoking among mothers giving birth in Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Wills R-A, Coory MD (2008)

Effect of smoking among Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers on preterm birth and full-term low birthweight.

Medical Journal of Australia; 189(9): 490-494

Wood L, France K, Hunt K, Eades S, Slack-Smith L (2008)

Indigenous women and smoking during pregnancy: knowledge, cultural contexts and barriers to cessation.

Social Science & Medicine; 66(11): 2378-2389

Yeats B (2008)

Women and drugs.

Melbourne: Women’s Health Victoria

 
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