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Aboriginal Healthworkers: Primary Health Care at the Margins (Contemporary Issues)

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With help from a team of veteran Aboriginal health care workers, Genat (Aboriginal health, U. of Melbourne) presents a detailed account of Australian Aboriginal health worker activities, the diverse perspectives within the profession, and the complexity they face due to historical legacies of exclusion and oppression and continuing racism. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Aboriginal healthworkers are employed by Australian primary health care services to help bridge the gap between the Western medical clinic and their own kin. Much controversy surrounds what they can and should be doing. Aboriginal Healthworkers looks at what healthworkers do, what they think about their work, and how their work is perceived by doctors, nurses, social workers, transport workers, and, crucially, their Aboriginal clients. The authors unique contribution brings ethnographic methods to his study of a group of urban healthworkers, and allows their voices to be heard. Healthworkers speak frankly about the state of Aboriginal primary health care in Australia. Daily visits to homes of families whose health continues to be eroded by the historical legacy of exclusion, cultural oppression, and racism highlight the serious lack of professional recognition and support. In response, this powerful book portrays the unique healing practice offered by Aboriginal healthworkers and urge

Product Details

ISBN:
9781920694760
Publisher:
University of Western Australia Press
Subject:
Medical care
Author:
Genat, Bill
Subject:
Transcultural medical care
Subject:
General
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Health Policy
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Edition Description:
Prometheus
Series:
Contemporary Issues
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
SG
Language:
English
Pages:
226

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"Synopsis" by , Aboriginal healthworkers are employed by Australian primary health care services to help bridge the gap between the Western medical clinic and their own kin. Much controversy surrounds what they can and should be doing. Aboriginal Healthworkers looks at what healthworkers do, what they think about their work, and how their work is perceived by doctors, nurses, social workers, transport workers, and, crucially, their Aboriginal clients. The authors unique contribution brings ethnographic methods to his study of a group of urban healthworkers, and allows their voices to be heard. Healthworkers speak frankly about the state of Aboriginal primary health care in Australia. Daily visits to homes of families whose health continues to be eroded by the historical legacy of exclusion, cultural oppression, and racism highlight the serious lack of professional recognition and support. In response, this powerful book portrays the unique healing practice offered by Aboriginal healthworkers and urge
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