SpringerBriefs in Public Health

Promoting Aboriginal Health

The Family Wellbeing Empowerment Approach

Authors: Whiteside, M., Tsey, K., Cadet-James, Y., McCalman, J.

  • Illuminates a neglected aspect of Aboriginal health
  • Provides evidence for the concept of empowerment for Aboriginal Australians through the lens of the Family Wellbeing empowerment program
  • Shows what can be achieved when communities embrace change
  • Sounds a clarion call for continued resourcing of empowerment programs
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About this book

"Those of us who have worked on the frontline of Aboriginal health for any length of time know that beneath the surface reality of Aboriginal people's poor health outcomes sits a deeper truth. It is about the importance of social and emotional wellbeing, and how this flows from a sense of control over one's own life. Where this is lacking, as it is in so many Aboriginal families and communities, there is instead indifference and despair and a descent into poor lifestyle choices and self-destructive behaviours. Our medical professionals do a great job of prescribing medicines and devising treatment programs but, to fix the root causes of ill-health, we need something more. As Aboriginal people we need to have a sense of agency in our lives, that we are not stray leaves blowing about in the wind. In a word, we need empowerment".

Dr. Pat Anderson, Chairperson, the Lowitja Institute, Australia's National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research.  

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Family Wellbeing Empowerment Program

    Whiteside, Mary (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • The Research Approach

    Whiteside, Mary (et al.)

    Pages 7-11

  • An Aboriginal Family Wellbeing Model of Empowerment

    Whiteside, Mary (et al.)

    Pages 13-17

  • Beliefs and Attitudes

    Whiteside, Mary (et al.)

    Pages 19-24

  • Skills and Knowledge

    Whiteside, Mary (et al.)

    Pages 25-30

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04618-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04617-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Promoting Aboriginal Health
Book Subtitle
The Family Wellbeing Empowerment Approach
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Public Health
Copyright
2014
Publisher
ADIS
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04618-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04618-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-04617-4
Series ISSN
2192-3698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 54
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 illustrations in colour
Topics