Training the natives as nurses in Australia: So what went wrong?
Best, Odette (2015) Training the natives as nurses in Australia: So what went wrong? In Sweet, Helen & Hawkins, Sue (Eds.) Colonial Caring: A History of Colonial and Post-Colonial Nursing. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 104-125.
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The story of the Aboriginal women who participated in Australias nursing history remains largely untold. In the first six decades of the twentieth century, Aboriginal people were confronted with harsh exclusionary practices that forced them to live in settlements, reserves and missions.Â¹ While many Aboriginal women worked in domestic roles (in white peoples homes and on rural properties), small numbers were trained at public hospitals and some Aboriginal women received training to be native nurses who worked in hospitals on settlements
In this chapter, an indigenous historical lens is applied to the status of Indigenous nurses and midwives in Australia.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
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|Deposited On:||15 Mar 2016 01:22|
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