Binan Goonj: Bridging Cultures in Aboriginal Health

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Elsevier Australia, 2010 - Medical - 239 pages
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It has been well documented that the health status of many Aboriginal people remains the poorest in Australia despite many years of research, policies and interventions.  The third edition of Binan Goonj: Bridging Cultures in Aboriginal Health 3e explores the processes and practices which have created this situation and looks to provide practical strategies to work towards redressing it. Extensively adopted as a teaching text across Australia, Binan Goonj provides coverage of essential Aboriginal health topics in an accessible manner.  This edition challenges the reader to examine their own values, the relativity of values and the use of power in society with a writing style that will engage readers from a range of backgrounds.  Thoroughly updated and revised the third edition of Binan Goonj: Bridging Cultures in Aboriginal Health 3e provides current up-to-date literature addressing the complexity and multidisciplinary topics of Indigenous Health.

  • thoroughly updated to reflect major policy change since the second edition

  • explores the collaboration between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people presenting both issues and concerns

  • uses real life case studies and critical incidences to bring academic discussion and analysis to life

  • includes processes that have been successfully incorporated into 18 years of cross-cultural workshops

  • Evolve website provides support material for students and lecturers:

  • Discussion questions
  • Suggested reading
  • Weblinks
  • Instructors manual: course delivery tips including topics such as adult learning, attitudal change, colonisation, government policies, indigenous media sites, cross cultural education resources
  • Video links specific to chapters

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    Background to AboriginalnonAboriginal interactions in Australia
    Aboriginal communities today
    Coping with change and violence
    Cultural vitality
    Culture shock
    People Centred Care
    Empowerment in Aboriginal health

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    About the author (2010)

    Toni Dowd has received national/international academic awards such as a Kellogg Nursing Scholarship (1983- 1985) and a Public Health Training and Development Award from the National Health and Medical Research Council (1988 - 1992). She was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA) in 1985 and served on the executive the Council of Remote Area Nurses, Australia (CRANA Inc.) from 1985 to the present. She was invited by the Australian Health Minister s Advisory Council (AHMAC) Working Party to convene the Remote Area Nurse Working Group, to review the Roles and Interrelationships of Nurses, Indigenous Health Workers and Doctors in remote Australia. She has been a reviewer for several Federal and State bodies (eg Australian Local Government Association, Australian Community Health Accredited Standards Program (CHASP), NSW Aboriginal Housing Association, Queensland Ambulance Service, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Forum). Toni Dowd has led the Binang Goonj Team and has been responsible for cross-cultural education and facilitator training (1994 to the present). She is currently a Senior Research Fellow, a joint appointment between Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Health, Community Child Health Services.

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