Issues Magazine

Issues Magazine 83

An overview of what's in this edition of Issues.
Work at the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre is informed by the importance of ownership and control to Aboriginal people, and their culture of “country”.
Why is there a difference in the life expectancies of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, and how can this life expectancy gap be eliminated?
Why do health problems seem so difficult when it comes to Aboriginal health? Listening and asking the right questions can be part of the solution.
Understanding the culture and history of Aboriginal women in Australia throws light on their unique relationship with and attitudes to the medical profession.
There is a stark contrast between a visit to the doctor by a person of European descent and by an indigenous Australian from a remote community.
Ultra-broadband technology has critical health applications in remote locations.
A trial primary health care service to a remote Western Australian community showed positive outcomes for both patients and other remote health teams.
The role of the food supply chain in the health and well-being of remote indigenous communities is often overlooked. Ian Lovell describes this situation in terms of supply chain performance and what needs to be done to improve it.
Universities need to be more committed to attracting Indigenous students to science and incorporating Indigenous knowledge in curricula.
Two young women share their experiences as medical students in the Northern Territory.
A unique team of artists has been promoting self-expression through movement, music and art in Aboriginal communities around Australia.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has introduced an indigenous program with the aim of improving social and emotional well-being services for Cape York communities.
The following submissions on rural, remote and indigenous health come from the Australia 2020 “national conversation”, a continuation of the Federal government’s 2020 Summit in April.*