Binan Goonj: Bridging Cultures in Aboriginal Health

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Anne-Katrin Eckermann
Elsevier Australia, 2005 - Medical - 216 pages
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It has been well documented that the health status of many Aboriginal people remains the poorest in Australia despite some many years of research, policies and interventions. The second edition of Binang Goonj: Bridging Cultures in Aboriginal Health explores the processes and practices which has created this situation and looks to provide practical strategies to work towards redressing it. Extensively adopted as a teaching text across Australia, Binang Goonj provides coverage of essential Aboriginal health topics in an accessible manner. This edition challenges the reader to exam their own values, the relativity of values and the use of power in society with a writing style that will engage readers from a range of backgrounds. Thoroughly updated and revised the long-awaited edition of Binang Goonj: Bridging Cultures in Aboriginal Health 2E will provide current up-to-date literature addressing the complexity and multidisciplinary topics of Indigenous Health.

  • Explores the collaboration between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people presenting both issues and concerns.
  • New material on coping with change and violence, applying theory to practice, cultural safety and primary health care
  • Uses real life case studies and critical incidences to bring academic discussion and analysis to life
  • Includes processes that have been successfully incorporated into 10 years of cross-cultural workshops
  • Evolve website provides support material for students and lecturers

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Anne-Katrin Eckermann is Professor in the School of Professional Development and Leadership, Director of the Centre of Research in Aboriginal and Multicultural Studies, and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Education, Health and Professional Studies, University of New England. Eckermann has worked with Aboriginal communities for over 30 years. She has established a national reputation in social anthropology and the anthropology of education and health. She has been heavily involved in consultation with Aboriginal communities and government departments and has submitted major submissions to national inquiries in Aboriginal Affairs as well as Aboriginal Health and Education. In her previous capacity as the Head of the Department of Aboriginal and Multicultural Studies at UNE she pioneered within the tertiary sector negotiations for accredited units such as Binang Goonj: Bridging Cultures in Aboriginal Health to be offered off campus to health professionals through Rural Health Training Units.

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