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A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 148)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal  
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
África     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alliage     Free  
Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales de la Universidad de Chile     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access  
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EspacesTemps.net     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)

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Journal Cover Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
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  • Volume 40 Working with young people in North Queensland: A strengths-based
           approach
    • Abstract: Onnis, Leigh-Anne; Stow, Che
      The media share many stories about the problems in Australian Indigenous communities and few about the positive activities and programs undertaken in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is important to tell these good stories too. This is a story about a strengths-based approach using narrative therapy to work with young people in remote North Queensland.

      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Dr Kevin Rowley
    • PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Burning coals: My experience as an aboriginal woman in research
    • Abstract: Schrieber, LJ
      As I sit here on my computer sweating in my little house, deep in "the ghetto" (housing commission area) of Cairns trying to write my thesis, I keep thinking about all the struggles we are faced with as Aboriginal people. One of my non-Indigenous colleagues tells me I need to find a quiet place to write my thesis. Ha! In my house I have two children under the age of five, a nephew, my husband, my mother in law and about eight other nephews, nieces, sisters, cousins and a brother that sleep, play and eat here most weekends. While I could view this situation as a distraction (and admittedly sometimes it is), they are all actually my only real motivation. That's what this article is about. The people that have inspired me.

      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Editorial
    • Abstract: Bandjalan, Kathy Malera
      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Exploring knowledge, experiences and perceptions of chronic
           health conditions
    • Abstract: Fredericks, Bronwyn; Kinnear, Susan; Daniels, Carolyn
      In 2015, we were asked to undertake a project focused on collecting new information regarding the experiences and perceptions of chronic conditions impacting on the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community within the greater Rockhampton region. We will present a small snapshot of the research in this summary.

      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Indigenous people and qualitative research - making it work
    • Abstract: Roman, Curtis
      Indigenous people currently comprise 26.8 % of the Northern Territory population. The Federal Government has recently embarked on a closing the gap campaign to improve the lives of Indigenous people and to address the disadvantage that exits in the lives of Indigenous people. This paper is designed to provide Indigenous and nonindigenous people working in research with some practical advice on how to improve the research experience for Indigenous people and how to develop culturally appropriate research methodologies. The paper proposes that qualitative research methods are practical, useful, beneficial and culturally appropriate for research on and with Indigenous people. The paper also provides practical advice on how to ensure that Indigenous people are represented in research to ensure that their voices are clearly heard. It is hoped that this paper creates awareness among researchers so that they can use this awareness in their research on Indigenous people.

      The methodology used to write the paper is based on the author's own research experiences as an Indigenous researcher. In the main, the data used in this paper has been gathered from qualitative research textbooks and from personal experiences in research and based on the author's personal experiences of delivering post graduate research courses on Indigenous research issues.

      The paper shows that qualitative research methods can be useful, productive and culturally appropriate for Indigenous people and can be used to enrich data and to encourage Indigenous people to participate in research. The paper shows that through qualitative research techniques, Indigenous people are able to express themselves and identify issues themselves, which means that researchers are able to gather more data while at the same time, providing Indigenous research participants with a feeling of cultural safety. This is important for those in the area of Indigenous research as Indigenous people have had a long history of negative research experiences.

      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 The history on aboriginal community controlled health since 1971
    • PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 The intersection between research and ethics, as it applies to
           indigenous methodologies
    • Abstract: Toombs, Maree
      Research processes as well as research outcomes is increasingly a focus of consideration for those engaging in a broad range of Indigenous research in Australia. 'Research reform advocates have argued for a fundamental re-positioning of Indigenous peoples from that of research participants to that of active participation in all aspects of research activity'. This paper proposes a set of guiding principles that may assist in developing an effective relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants when conducting research. As we all should know by now, research about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has not always been ethical. There are many examples of intellectual property of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples being exploited, with no beneficial outcomes for those providing the researchers with their knowledge.

      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Aboriginal peoples participation in their health care: A patient
           right and an obligation for health care providers
    • Abstract: Couzos, Sophie; Thiele, Dea Delaney
      Health professionals may be experts about disease, but patients are experts about their lives.That's because patients live with their illness and disease every day. The best health care providers know that the factors that influence peoples lives also influences their health outcomes. They treat the patient and not just the disease. This is called patient-centered care.

      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Identity questions
    • Abstract: Bolt, Reuben
      I didn't know I was Aboriginal, we used to say no, we are half castes, because that's what we was taught (Martha).

      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 First 1000 days Australia: An Aboriginal and Torres Strait
           Islander led early life intervention
    • Abstract: Arabena, Kerry; Ritte, Rebecca; Panozzo, Stacey; Leah, Johnston; Rowley, Kevin
      Dedicated to the life and contribution of Dr. Kevin Rowley: A top bloke, great researcher and friend to many including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, students, collaborators and researchers.

      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Who is Carol?: Carol - my mum, my best friend, my inspiration,
           my teacher, my mentor, my confidant
    • Abstract: Hall, Kerry
      Mum came from a family of remarkably strong determined independent Aboriginal women. The first of these was my Great Grandmother Rose Ann Silver Fox, her mother 'Lilly' died when she was 3 months. About 4 years old, Rose Ann was taken from her family and sent to Cape Bedford Lutheran Mission (now Hopevale). She was "adopted" by Charles Silver from Silver Plains Station about age 5. Rose lived there until she married my Great Grandfather William Henry Gostelow Snr in 1911. They had eight children.

      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 How primary health care can better support the families of
           aboriginal Australians in contact with the criminal justice system: A
           human rights approach
    • Abstract: Delaney-Thiele, Dea; Lloyd, Jane E; Abbott, Penny; Baldry, Eileen; McEntyre, Elizabeth; Malera-Bandjalan, Kathy; Reath, Jennifer; Indig, Devon; Sherwood, Juanita; Harris, Mark F
      Aims and Rationale: Cycling in and out of prison is recognised as extremely damaging and disempowering for the families of Aboriginal Australians and their communities. We examined the impact of incarceration and the return of former inmates to their communities on family members and how primary health care services might provide better support to Aboriginal families and communities.

      Methods: A human rights-based framework was used as an interpretive lens to analyse findings from ten interviews with family members of Aboriginal former inmates. Three human rights principles were invoked: the accountability of duty bearers, participation of right holders, and equity and non-discrimination.

      Findings: The impact on Aboriginal family members of supporting a relative in custody and post release is substantial. In the absence of adequate post-release discharge planning and communication between services, it was left to family members to identify the immediate needs of former inmates and also to establish their own links with community services, including primary health care. Family members have therefore acted as important brokers to accessing primary health care services.

      According to the human rights framework, both family members and inmates are right holders. However, unless an inmate is on parole, there is no single agency responsible for meeting the needs of the former inmates. Therefore, there is no official duty-bearer. Primary health care services may provide health care, information, emotional and instrumental support to former inmates and family members but the manner in which this occurs is largely reactive. Relevance to policy, research or practice needs

      There is a need to identify which organisations are the key duty bearers for former inmates and family members and how best to support them to ensure the rights holders can access their rights to health and wellbeing. Rather than a single organisation, the key to effective post-release support is a linked and collaborative service network model. Primary health care needs to link with appropriate other social and human services so that when families and former inmates seek support they are ready to activate the network as well as provide targeted health interventions as needed.

      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 The impact of suicide contagion and intergenerational
           segregation on youth and young adults in remote indigenous communities in
           Northern Territory, Australia
    • Abstract: Hanssens, Leonore
      As the incidence of suicide contagion proliferates within traditional Indigenous communities in Northern Territory, Australia, it has dramatically impacted on youth and young adults, with clusters of attempted and completed suicide in these age groups. There are six different aspects of suicide contagion identified in Indigenous settings including the social, behavioural, emotional, cultural, familial, and intergenerational which are explored.

      The experience of suicide contagion is different in Indigenous communities as it halts dramatically around the age of fifty which points to a protective factor within Indigenous Elders that is not available to Indigenous youth and young adults. It also suggests a possible intergenerational segregation at that age, where the older and younger generations rarely intersect.

      Indigenous suicide is almost exclusively by hanging, especially in the very young, and the social issues that determine suicide in Indigenous settings, are indicative of a troubled youth and young adult Indigenous population, with resultant political ramifications. Combined with the specific vulnerabilities within Indigenous settings, suicide contagion is difficult to contain and has led to an echo cluster phenomenon in certain high risk settings. The "Echo Cluster Model" represents this process and pattern of echo clusters. There is now emerging evidence of suicide containment in some high risk communities where Indigenous communities are able to harness the strengths of the Indigenous Elders who are protected from suicide contagion (> 50 years). Promote Life NT Models 3 and 4 and descriptive examples, demonstrate the ability of Elders through cross generational re-engagement, to support and protect youth and young adults by intergenerational integration, to contain and reduce suicide and support broad postvention initiatives in Indigenous settings.

      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 The Australian indigenous HealthInfoNet your health workforce
           support resource
    • Abstract: Adams, Mick; Drew, Neil; Elwell, Michelle; Harford-Mills, Millie; Macrae, Andrea; O'Hara, Trish; Trzesinski, Avinna
      The challenge of staying up to date

      One of the great challenges facing health workers is to stay up to date with the research and other information that informs high quality, evidence based practice. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers are like most professionals in the health sector; overburdened, under resourced and time poor. Keeping upto- date with the vast amount of available information is becoming increasingly difficult. Choi in 2005, estimated that in the area of biomedicine alone we would need to read 19 original articles a day just to keep up, growing at a rate of 7% per year. If we calculate that to 2015 the number is in excess of 30 a day, a clearly impossible task for even the most dedicated worker who is expected to keep abreast of developments in a wide range of health conditions. And yet, we must keep up in order to maintain best practice and to deliver the positive outcomes the community expects and is entitled to receive. Ann Sanson and her colleagues put it very succinctly when they observed that the gap between what we know and what we do is far greater than the gap between what we know and what we don't know. David Satcher, the former US Surgeon General, went one step further when he stated that 'the gap between what we know and what we do in public health is lethal to Americans, if not the world'. The same undoubtedly applies in Australia. Professor Ian Chubb, Australia's Chief Scientist in 2012, said in relation to medical research 'that there is a gap between basic research and clinical applications, and it is to the detriment of our health care options'. He also highlighted the associated problem of getting all the good science published in the first place with some journals only able to accept 3% of submissions. This is precisely the gap that the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (AIH) was designed and developed to fill in order to support positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 A culturally safe education engagement model for Aboriginal and
           Torres Strait Islander men in prison
    • Abstract: Munro-Harrison, Emily; Trounson, Justin; Ironfield, Natalie
      Learning through storytelling, intergenerational interactions and respectful passing on of knowledge have been integral parts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures for thousands of years. Although the process of colonisation has severely disrupted many of the cultural rights and activities practiced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations across Australia, it has not eradicated them, and we continue to adapt and change as we have done for thousands of years.

      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Media release - new eBook supports and informs alcohol and other
           drug sector
    • PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Guidelines for contributors
    • PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 21:04:44 GMT
       
 
 
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