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A 2-Year Community-Randomized Controlled Trial of Fluoride Varnish to Prevent Early Childhood Caries in Aboriginal Children

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Two-year Community-Randomized Controlled ...
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Herenia P. Lawrence
Darlene Binguis
Jan Douglas
Lynda McKeown
Bonita Switzer
et al.
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, vol. 36, no. 6, 2008, pp. 503-516
Description
Study conducted in 20 communities in the Sioux Lookout Zone (Ontario) found treatment administered at least twice per year helped prevent early childhood caries and reduced oral health inequities between young Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children.
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21st Century Rural Nursing: Navajo Traditional and Western Medicine

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Barbara L. O'Brien
Rosemary M. Anslow
Wanda Begay
Benvinda A. Pereira
Mary Pat Sullivan
Nursing Administration Quarterly, vol. 26, no. 5, Fall, 2002, pp. 47-57
Description
Conditions on reservations challenge health care delivery which culturally appropriate practices may help to address.
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9th National Rural Health Conference

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Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 31, no. 2, March/April 2007, pp. 19-20
Description
Biennial conference attracted 1,200 delegates. Only two issues have been on the agenda for the 17 years of these gatherings. One is indigenous life expectancy, the other indigenous health inequality. NOTE: pdf displays incorrect information (vol. 30 no.6 November/December 2006)
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Aboriginal Admissions: The Untold Story

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Author/Creator
Jenny Muir
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 23, no. 4, July/August 1999, pp. 2-4
Description
The results of a three month pilot study conducted by an Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer in Australia revealed consistent underreported Indigenous hospital admissions.
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Aboriginal Alcohol Addiction in Ontario Canada: A Look at the History and Current Healing Methods That Are Working In Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Christine Smillie-Adjarkwa
Indigenous Policy Journal, vol. 20, no. 3, Fall, 2009
Description
Outlines the history of alcoholism in Aboriginal communities, and looks at combining western medicine and traditional healing methods to help Aboriginal people rebuild and sustain a healthy lifestyle.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care

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Author/Creator
Marj Tripp
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 21, no. 5, September/October 1997, pp. 11-14
Description
Reports on discussions that took place at the Home and Community Care (HACC) Conference in Brisbane, Australia regarding premature Indigenous ageing.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers Kit

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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 23, no. 2, March/April 1999, p. 9
Description
Describes a practical guide developed by the Australian Federal Government to assist health care workers to enable people to stay in familiar surroundings receiving care.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Care

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Author/Creator
Fiona Dimond
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 24, no. 4, July/August 2000, pp. 27-28
Description
Reports on Australian Federal Government initiatives to improve access to eye care in rural and remote New South Wales for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
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Aboriginal Antidiabetic Plant Project With the James Bay Cree of Québec: An Insightful Collaboration

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Alain Cuerrier
Ashleigh Cowning
Elisabeth Patterson
Pierre Haddad
Journal of Enterprising Communities, vol. 6, no. 3, Special Issue: Indigenous Communities, the Bioeconomy and Natural Resource Development, 2012, pp. 251-270
Description
Project involves studying medicinal plants from Aboriginal traditional pharmacopeia. Recommends protocols for researchers when making partnerships and personal relationships with Aboriginal people.
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Aboriginal Beliefs About Organ Donation: Some Coast Salish Viewpoints

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Anita E. Molzahn
Rosalie Starzomski
Michael McDonald
Chloe Oloughlin
Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, vol. 36, no. 4, December 2004, pp. 110-128
Description
Looks at reasons for a shortage of organ donors from Aboriginal communities contributing to longer wait times for transplants.
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Aboriginal Child Care in Hospital - Cairns

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Author/Creator
Ann Gray
Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 10, no. 3, September 1986, pp. 18-22
Description
Describes role as a combination of health assistant, educator, and liaison person in community in Queensland, Australia.
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Aboriginal Child in Hospital

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Author/Creator
Viv Fuller
Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 4, no. 3, September 1980, pp. 25-31
Description
Advocates for better education of the medical profession to understand cultural differences between themselves and their patients.
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Aboriginal Diabetes Program

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Author/Creator
Elsie Heiss
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 24, no. 5, September/October 2000, pp. 30-31
Description
Describes program goals to improve health of those Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have, or are at risk of diabetes.
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Aboriginal Health 2000 Conference

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Author/Creator
Rose Ellis
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 24, no. 5, September/October 2000, pp. 5-10
Description
The conference, held in Perth, Australia adopted the theme, "Cultural Partnerships - Unified in Health" heard from a variety of speakers who expanded on the theme.
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Aboriginal Health Advisory Committees

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Author/Creator
Gabby Willaway
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 9, no. 1, March 1985, pp. 6-8
Description
Examines the role of the advisory committees in Western Australia and how they are increasing Aboriginal community involvement.
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Aboriginal Health Human Resources Initiatives: Towards the Development of a Strategic Framework

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Wendy McBride
David Gregory
Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, vol. 37, no. 4, 2005, pp. 89-94
Description
Comments on initiatives to increase the number of Aboriginal health-care workers, to improve retention of health-care workers and to adapt the health profession curricula to reflect Aboriginal cultural and traditional needs and knowledge.
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Aboriginal Health Management Training Program Graduation

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Author/Creator
Rose Ellis
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 23, no. 5, September/October 1999, p. 28
Description
Commemorates the graduating class of eleven Indigenous trainees from the two year Health Management course at Sydney (Australia) Hospital.
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Aboriginal Health Research Strengthened

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Aboriginal Health Research Strengthened [Aboriginal Capacity and Development Research Environments
Articles » General
Author/Creator
Cheryl Petten
Windspeaker, vol. 20, no. 1, May 2002, p. 22
Description

Looks at how Aboriginal health researchers will have an easier time accessing funding and training, thanks to the creation of four new centers that will support increased Aboriginal involvement, community partnerships and give communities and organizations a say in decisions regarding what areas need more research.

Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll to p.22.

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Aboriginal Health Systems in Canada: Nine Case Studies

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Author/Creator
Laurel Lemchuk-Favel
RIchard Jock
Journal of Aboriginal Health, vol. 1, no. 1, Governance of Aboriginal Health, January 2004, pp. 28-51
Description
Investigates the diversity needed to accommodate differences in cultural expectations, geography and health service needs.
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Aboriginal Health Worker Status in South Australia

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Author/Creator
Joanne Dollard
Terry Stewart
Jeffrey Fuller
Ian Blue
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 25, no. 1, January/February 2001, pp. 28-30
Description
Survey conducted with 74 individuals indicated approximately one third of respondents were unhappy with their status with younger workers likely to be more unhappy.
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The Aboriginal Health Worker Under Stress

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Author/Creator
Cyril Coaby
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 8, no. 3, September 1984, pp. 3-8
Description
Discusses the impacts, causes and offers solutions for reducing levels of stress among Australian Aboriginal health workers.
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Aboriginal Health Workers in Diabetes Care in Remote Community Health Centres: A Mixed Method Analysis

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Damin Si
Ross S. Bailie
Samantha J. Togni
Peter H. N. D'Abbs
Gary W. Robinson
The Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 185, no. 1, July 2006, pp. 40-45
Description
Identifies barriers for supplying primary healthcare to diabetes and other chronically ill patients. Recommends developing the role of Aboriginal healthcare workers to include counselling and health promotion.
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The Aboriginal Medical Service, East Perth

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Author/Creator
Denis Hayward
Kevin Merritt
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, June 1982, pp. 19-33
Description
Examines the roles of the various members who make up the Perth, Australia Aboriginal Medical Service.
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Aboriginal Otitis Media Program: A Partnership In Action

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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 27, no. 4, July/August 2003, pp. 10-11
Description
Describes partnership between Aboriginal Medical Services (Australia) and a local hospital to create an ear, nose and throat outreach clinic in New South Wales.
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Aboriginal Roundtable

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Assembly of First Nations
Description
Contains links to background papers and summary of outcomes from sectoral sessions which covered the topics of: self-government, economic development, housing, education and health.
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Aboriginal Traditions in the Treatment of Substance Abuse

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Rod M. McCormick
Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, vol. 34, no. 1, Counselling First Nations People in Canada, 2000, pp. 25-32
Description
Discusses aboriginal perceptions of substance abuse and the handling and reconnection to cultural values and traditions to aid in treatment.
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