Yatdjuligin : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care
Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care introduces students to the fundamentals of the healthcare of Indigenous Australians, from the perspective of both the patient and the professional. Aboriginal Elder Ivy Molly Booth gifted the word Yatdjuligin to the authors to use as the title of this textbook. The word Yatdjuligin literally translates to 'talking in a good way'. For Wakgun people the process of Yatdjuligin is deeply embedded in learning. Written by a team of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery academics, and practising nurses, this book is designed for both non-Indigenous and Indigenous nurses, who will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. The book includes chapters on the history of health service provision for Australian Indigenous people, gender, midwifery, community-controlled health services, remote area nursing, mental health and caring for Indigenous Elders, and features case studies and critical thinking questions.
- Paperback | 280 pages
- 190 x 255 x 15mm | 580g
- 31 Dec 2014
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 3 Line drawings, unspecified; 3 Line drawings, color
Table of contents
Foreword The Honourable Quentin Bryce; 1. Historical and current perspectives on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Juanita Sherwood and Lynore K. Geia; 2. A history of health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Ray Lovett; 3. The cultural safety journey: an Australian nursing context Odette Best; 4. Indigenous gendered health perspectives Bronwyn Fredericks, Mick Adams and Odette Best; 5. Community-controlled health services: what they are and how they work Odette Best, Bronwyn Fredericks and Raelene Ward; 6. Indigenous birthing in remote locations: Grandmothers' Law and government medicine Nicole Ramsamy; 7. Midwifery practices and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: an urban and regional perspective Machellee Kosiak; 8. Remote area nursing practice Nicole Ramsamy; 9. Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and health practitioners Ali Drummond; 10. Researching with us, our way Bronwyn Fredericks and Raelene Ward; 11. Indigenous mental health nursing: the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians Deanne Hellsten; 12. Caring for our elders Deanne Hellsten.
About Odette Best
Bronwyn Fredericks is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) and the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Chair in Indigenous Engagement at Central Queensland University, Australia. Bronwyn has worked with health departments at both state and federal levels, and has a long history of involvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community based organisations spanning over thirty years, including nine years as Chairperson of the Bidgerdii Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service. Odette Best is a registered nurse with twenty-five years' experience of primarily working with Indigenous peoples in a range of practice settings. She is currently Senior Lecturer at the Oodgeroo Unit, Queensland University of Technology. Prior to this Odette was Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing at QUT and continues to teach in the Nursing Programme.