Western medicine and Australian Indigenous healing practices

Gorman, Don, Nielsen, Anne-Maree, & Best, Odette (2006) Western medicine and Australian Indigenous healing practices. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 30(1), pp. 28-29.

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Most projects undertaken by government health organisations are formulated on values and beliefs about health and illness that are derived from Anglo/Celtic culture. Health beliefs differ between cultures and it has been identified that the differences in the Indigenous and non-Indigenous constructs of health impacts negatively on the effectiveness of mainstream healthcare provided to Indigenous peoples [2]. This implies that strategies that incorporate, or better still are derived from, Indigenous health beliefs have a greater potential to be effective. This article introduces a prospective survey project asking how western medicine and traditional treatments interface with each other.

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ID Code: 94866
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Indigenous peoples, Health promotion, Aboriginal Australians
ISSN: 1037-3403
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Health Worker Aboriginal Corporation
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2016 00:59
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 06:31

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