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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care

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Gracelyn Smallwood, Juanita Sherwood, Ray Lovett, Odette Best, Bronwyn Fredericks, Mick Adams, Raelene Ward, Nicole Ramsamy, Machellee Kosiak, Ali Drummond, Donna Hartz, Doseena Fergie
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  • Date Published: December 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316642177

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  • Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care introduces students to the fundamentals of the health care of Indigenous Australians from the perspectives of both the patient and the professional. Designed for both non-Indigenous and Indigenous nurses and midwives who will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, this book addresses the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and mainstream health services, and prepares students for practice in a variety of contexts. Fully updated to reflect the latest research, this new edition includes new chapters on child health and mental health. Updated online resources provide lecturers with resources to support student learning. Written by leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery academics and practising nurses, Yatdjuligin is an indispensable resource that encourages students to reflect on their values and attitudes towards Indigenous people and health.

    • Written to reflect a key component of the Registered Nurse Standards for Practice
    • Brings together a team of leading Indigenous academics and practicing nurses and midwives
    • Includes dynamic new chapters in the areas of mental health, child health and care of elders
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316642177
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 191 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Gracelyn Smallwood
    1. Historical and current perspectives on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Juanita Sherwood
    2. A history of health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Ray Lovett
    3. The cultural safety journey: an Aboriginal Australian nursing and midwifery context Odette Best
    4. Indigenous gendered health perspectives Bronwyn Fredericks, Mick Adams and Odette Best
    5. Community controlled health services: what they are and how they work Raelene Ward, Bronwyn Fredericks and Odette Best
    6. Indigenous birthing in remote locations: grandmothers' law and government medicine Nicole Ramsamy
    7. Midwifery practices and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: urban and regional perspectives Machellee Kosiak
    8. Remote-area nursing practice Nicole Ramsamy
    9. Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and health practitioners Ali Drummond
    10. Indigenous-led research Bronwyn Fredericks and Raelene Ward
    11. Cultural understanding of Aboriginal mental health and suicides from a social and emotional wellbeing perspective Raelene Ward
    12. Indigenous child health Donna Hartz
    13 Caring for our elders Bronwyn Fredericks, Odette Best and Doseena Fergie.

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    Odette Best, University of Southern Queensland
    Odette Best is a Wakgun clan member of the Gurreng Gurreng Nation and holds a Boonthamurra bloodline with adoption ties to the Koomumberri people. Odette holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences (double major in Aboriginal Health and Community Development), Master of Philosophy, with a thesis entitled 'Community Control Theory and Practice: A case study of the Brisbane Aboriginal and Islander Community Health Service', and a Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D., with a thesis entitled 'The stories of Aboriginal nurses in Queensland 1950–2005'. Odette has worked extensively within the area of Aboriginal health, with roles such as sexual health coordinator at the Brisbane Aboriginal and Islander Community Health Service and within the women's and youth prison systems in Brisbane for 10 years. In 1998, Odette made the move into the tertiary sector and became a lecturer at the University of Queensland, in 2000 she became a lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland, and in 2011 as Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queensland University of Technology. In 2017, Odette took up the position of Associate Professor, at the University of Southern Queensland.

    Bronwyn Fredericks, Central Queensland University
    Bronwyn Fredericks is a Murri woman from south-east Queensland, Brisbane/Ipswich region. She is Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) and BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance Chair in Indigenous Engagement at Central Queensland University. In 2016, Bronwyn was appointed as a Commissioner with the Queensland Productivity Commission to lead the Inquiry into service delivery in Queensland's remote and discrete Indigenous communities. Bronwyn has worked with health departments at both state and federal levels, and has a long history of involvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community based organisations spanning over thirty years. Bronwyn holds a Diploma in Teaching (Secondary), Bachelor of Education, Master of Education, Master of Education Studies, Ph.D., Justice of the Peace (Qual.), Certificate IV in Community Culture and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


    Gracelyn Smallwood, Juanita Sherwood, Ray Lovett, Odette Best, Bronwyn Fredericks, Mick Adams, Raelene Ward, Nicole Ramsamy, Machellee Kosiak, Ali Drummond, Donna Hartz, Doseena Fergie

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