Understanding Indigenous Australian women’s social and emotional wellbeing and wellness through yarning
Walker, Melissa, Fredericks, Bronwyn L., & Anderson, Debra J. (2012) Understanding Indigenous Australian women’s social and emotional wellbeing and wellness through yarning. In Indigenous Knowledges Development Conference, 27-31 June 2012, University of Auckland.
This paper explores Indigenous Australian women’s understanding of wellness, through the lens of social and emotional wellbeing. The authors use a “yarning” approach to explore how wellness is important to Indigenous women who live in North Brisbane (Australia). They discuss the benefits of yarning and its strength as a methodology for conducting research and building activism within Indigenous Australian communities. They argue that, for Indigenous Australian women, wellness is linked to a sense of wholeness and strongly related to the feeling of connection that women get from meeting together and having time for women’s business. They describe the way that their research project developed into a community summit focused on Indigenous women’s wellness.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Presentation)|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
|Deposited On:||03 Apr 2013 22:34|
|Last Modified:||05 Jan 2017 22:18|
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