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Australian Aboriginal women's health: reflecting on the past and present

Fredericks, Bronwyn (2007) Australian Aboriginal women's health: reflecting on the past and present. Health and History : Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine, 9(2), pp. 1-21.

Abstract

Aboriginal women collectively have the poorest health of any other group of women in Australian society. Aboriginal women live this day to day reality and understand that we are not the remnants of part of our history but the sum of our history. This article presents in a case study format one in-depth interview of an Aboriginal woman’s (Kay) experiences of the health system, past and present. Kay’s words resonate some of the experiences of the other 19 Aboriginal women who participated in a research project involving in-depth, semi-structure, face-to-face interviews in a participatory-action research process. Kay’s words offer an understanding of the sociological and psychology of the health system in the historical context and the on-going impacts on everyday life.

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ID Code: 13415
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: Aboriginal, Australia, women, history, health, personal narrative, present
ISSN: 1442–1771
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 01 May 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:58

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