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Culture is healing: the making of a possum skin cloak

Breast Cancer Network Australia (2017) Culture is healing: the making of a possum skin cloak Camberwell, Victoria: Breast Cancer Network Australia This resource details a project undertaken by Aboriginal women in Victoria. The project involved the making of a possum skin cloak to be used by Aboriginal people undergoing cancer treatment at the Peter MacCallum […]


Disparities in cancer stage at diagnosis and survival of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal South Australians

Banham D, Roder D, Keefe D, Farshid G, Eckert M, Cargo M, Brown A (2017) Disparities in cancer stage at diagnosis and survival of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal South Australians Cancer Epidemiology; 48: (131-139)


National Indigenous Cancer Network (NICaN)

3 July, 2017 | Posted in Vol 17 No 3, July 2017 – September 2017  Cancer  

The National Indigenous Cancer Network has a new website to raise awareness of cancer among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: results from June 2016. National key performance indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary

Wright K, Miller D, Howle T, Seebus I (2017) National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: results from June 2016. National key performance indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care series no. 4 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2017

5 June, 2017 | Posted in Vol 17 No 2, April 2017 – June 2017  Deaths  Cancer  Policies  

Meere D, Harvey J (2017) National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2017 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2017 report

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2017) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2017 report Canberra: Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet


Cervical screening in Australia 2014-2015

Budd A, Tanevska B, Rompotis C, Harvey J (2017) Cervical screening in Australia 2014-2015 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Dying to Talk: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander discussion starter: working out what’s right for you

Dying to Talk, Sumner A (2017) Dying to Talk: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander discussion starter: working out what’s right for you Canberra: Palliative Care Australia These resources will help health care workers open conversations with their patients around end-of-life care in a culturally safe way.


Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2017) Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016 Retrieved 3/3/2017 from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/health-facts/overviews


Variations in outcomes for Indigenous women with breast cancer in Australia: a systematic review

13 March, 2017 | Posted in Vol 17 No 1, January 2017 – March 2017  Deaths  Cancer  Women  

Dasgupta P, Baade PD, Youlden DR, Garvey G, Aitken JF, Wallington I, Chynoweth J, Zorbas H, Roder D, Youl PH (2017) Variations in outcomes for Indigenous women with breast cancer in Australia: a systematic review European Journal of Cancer Care; Early view


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