Binan Goonj: Bridging cultures in Aboriginal health
Elsevier Health Sciences, Jun 12, 2010 - Medical - 264 pages
A newly-updated edition of the definitive textbook on Aboriginal Health issues
Binan Goonj, 3rd Edition: Bridging cultures in Aboriginal health is a comprehensive Indigenous health text which addresses key topics in a clear and accessible manner.
Thoroughly updated and revised, the latest edition of Binan Goonj sheds light upon the many multidisciplinary topics within the complex field of Indigenous health.
With chapter titles including Empowerment in Aboriginal Health and Aboriginal Communities Today, this authoritative health resource has been widely adopted as a teaching text across Australia.
Despite years of research, policy changes and interventions, it is widely documented that the health status of many Aboriginal people remains the poorest in Australia.
Binan Goonj, 3rd Edition: Bridging cultures in Aboriginal health explores the processes and practices underlying this situation, while providing practical strategies to work towards redressing it.
This latest edition will engage a diverse readership and challenge students and health professionals alike to examine their own values and the use of power in Australian society.
Elsevier’s Evolve website provides extensive support material for nursing and health professions faculty and students, including: • discussion questions • suggested reading on Aboriginal health and related topics • web links • an instructor’s manual featuring course delivery tips including topics such as adult learning, attitudinal change, colonisation, government policies, Indigenous media sites and cross-cultural education resources • video links specific to chapters in this latest edition of Binan Goonj• completely updated to reflect major Indigenous health policy changes since the second edition
• an in-depth exploration of the collaboration between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people
• the use of Aboriginal health case studies and critical incidences to bring academic discussion and analysis to life
• processes that have been successfully incorporated into 18 years of cross-cultural workshops
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A MUST read
Binan Goonj - you have to read this to get an insight into the 'why's' about Aboriginal Health. The historical perspective makes everything fall into place. I recommend all people who live in a country where European colonisation has taken over and destroyed the health of Indigneous people, read this book so they can then appreciate how bad these people were treated. This should be taught at schools to break down the racial barriers and allow people to respect the traditional and rightful owners of the land.
CHAPTER 2 Aboriginal communities today
CHAPTER 3 Coping with change and violence
CHAPTER 4 Cultural vitality
CHAPTER 5 Culture shock