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The number of deaths among recently released prisoners in Australia is considerably greater than the annual number of deaths in custody, highlighting the extreme vulnerability of this population on return to the community.
It may well be that Australian Aboriginal culture, before significant European contact, provided conditions for mental health that the rest of the world would envy.
Traditional Aboriginal culture has several factors that strongly reinforce good mental health. Sense of self was seen as being...
Indigenous Australians have a markedly higher burden of disease and injury than the general Australian population.
Most of this has been attributed to higher rates of non-communicable diseases, including mental disorders, but as there are no national data on the prevalence or incidence of...
Recent studies have highlighted significantly lower survival among Indigenous patients with cancer compared with non-Indigenous patients and this paper examines some of the reasons for the differential.
Objective: To examine the differential in cancer survival between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Queensland in...
The prevalence of mental disorders among Indigenous adults in Queensland custody is very high and there remains an urgent need to develop culturally capable mental health services for Indigenous Australians in custody.
Objective: To estimate the prevalence of mental disorder in...
As committed Indigenous health researchers in Australia, these researchers aim to provide the answers to key questions relating to health that might enable Indigenous Australians to live the lives that they would choose to live.
Working with Indigenous communities towards research that...
This article looks at the measurements and biological samples used in health research, it is the extraction and analysis of genetic material that has caused the most controversy in indigenous health research across the globe.
No other kind of research has a specific international...
The research compared regional differences in the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) detected by echocardiographic screening in high-risk Indigenous Australian children, and examined the logistical and other practical challenges of RHD screening. Thirty-two remote communities in four regions of northern and central Australia were...
To describe patterns of uptake of Indigenous-specific health assessments and associated follow-up items, and examine the barriers and enablers to delivery and billing of follow-up over the first 3 years of implementation of the Indigenous Chronic Disease Package (ICDP).
Contributors to lower than expected morbidity and mortality are likely to include the nature of primary health care services, which provide regular outreach to outstation communities, as well as the decentralised mode of outstation living (with its attendant benefits for physical activity, diet and limited...