"We don't tell people what to do": An ethnography of health promotion with Indigenous Australians in South East Queensland

McPhail-Bell, Karen (2016) "We don't tell people what to do": An ethnography of health promotion with Indigenous Australians in South East Queensland. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis contributes to the decolonisation of health promotion by examining Indigenous-led health promotion practice in an urban setting. Using critical ethnography, the study revealed dialogical, identity-based approaches that centred relationship, community control and choice. Based on the findings, the thesis proposes four interrelated principles for decolonising health promotion and argues that Indigenous-led health promotion presents a way to bridge the rhetoric and practice of empowerment in Australian mainstream health promotion practice.

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ID Code: 91587
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Brough, Mark, Fredericks, Bronwyn, & Bond, Chelsea
Keywords: Indigenous health promotion, Decolonisation, Critical race theory, Postcolonialism, Cultural interface, Critical ethnography, Community controlled health service, Colonisation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Social media
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2016 05:04
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2016 05:06

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