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Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery care

Posted on: 1 October, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 4, October 2014 – December 2014
Related to Births Cultural ways Social and emotional wellbeing Remote Rural Urban Women Pregnancy Social determinants Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

Best O, Fredericks B, eds. (2014)
Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery care
Melbourne: Cambridge University Press

This publication sets the agenda on how to teach undergraduate students, nurses and midwives to create culturally safe nursing practices, it is designed for both non-Indigenous and Indigenous nurses, who will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. It will help students understand the fundamentals of the healthcare of Indigenous Australians from both the patient and professional perspective.

The word Yatdjulgin meaning ‘talking in a good way’ was gifted to the authors of the book by Aboriginal Elder Ivy Molly Booth.

Chapters in the book include the history of health service provision for Australian Indigenous people, gender, midwifery, community-controlled health services, remote area nursing, mental health and caring for Indigenous Elders, and features case studies and critical thinking questions.

The book was written by a team of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery academics and practicing nurses.

The book will be available in October/November 2014.

Abstract adapted from Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery care

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