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2017

Munns A, Mahony A, Millerc K, Whitehead A (2017)

The WA Goldfields Aboriginal community antenatal program - a community midwifery initiative.

Collegian; 23(4): 367-372

2016

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Nursing and midwifery workforce.

Retrieved 9 June 2016 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/workforce/nursing-and-midwifery/

Durey A, McAullay D, Gibson B, Slack-Smith L (2016)

Aboriginal Health Worker perceptions of oral health: a qualitative study in Perth, Western Australia.

International Journal for Equity in Health; 15: 4

Retrieved 12 January 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12939-016-0299-7

Munns A, Toye C, Hegney D, Kickett M, Marriott R, Walker R (2016)

The emerging role of the urban-based Aboriginal peer support worker: a Western Australian study.

Collegian; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2016.08.007):

Slatyer S, Cramer J, Pugh JD, Twigg DE (2016)

Barriers and enablers to retention of Aboriginal Diploma of Nursing students in Western Australia: an exploratory descriptive study.

Nurse Education Today; 42: 17-22

2015

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (2015)

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia reconciliation action plan 2015-2017.

Perth: Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia

2014

Durey A, Wynaden D, O'Kane M (2014)

Improving forensic mental health care to Indigenous Australians: theorizing the intercultural space.

Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; 21(4): 296–302

Forbes DE, Wongthontham P, Singh J, Thompson SC (2014)

Ontology supported assistive communications in healthcare.

Communications of the Association for Information Systems; 34: 14

Retrieved from http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol34/iss1/14

Prout S, Lin I, Nattabi B, Green C (2014)

‘I could never have learned this in a lecture': transformative learning in rural health education.

Advances in Health Sciences Education; 19(2): 147-159

Walker BF, Stomski NJ, Price A, Jackson-Barrett E (2014)

Perspectives of Indigenous people in the Pilbara about the delivery of healthcare services.

Australian Health Review; 38(1): 93-98

Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre factsheets (2014)

Western Australian Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre

This range of workforce factsheets were developed for both job seekers and employers. The topics for Aboriginal job seekers are:

  • Do you need help to get a job or career?
  • Housing
  • I'm an Aboriginal person, how do I find a mentor?
  • Ready jobs and communities program.

The topics for employers are:

  • Building an Aboriginal workforce
  • Can we help you to promote your services?
  • Developing an Aboriginal employment strategy
  • How can I attract Aboriginal staff?
  • How can I recruit Aboriginal staff?
  • How can I retain Aboriginal staff?
  • How do I find a mentor for my Aboriginal employee?
  • Incentives for employers
  • Indigenous employment program
  • More on mentoring
  • Ready, set, job
  • Reconciliation action plan
  • Remote jobs and communities program
  • What is workplace mentoring
  • What makes a good mentor.

The factsheets were developed by the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre.

Abstract adapted from the Western Australian Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre

2013

Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre (2013)

How well do you understand the Aboriginal people you employ? A guide to improving retention through supporting wellbeing and good workplace practices.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development

This resource package was developed to give employers of Aboriginal people a better understanding of the issues these employees may be facing, not just in the workplace but also in their community.

The package contains a brochure and information sheets that will help employers to create a supportive and culturally secure workplace for Aboriginal employees.

To complement this package, the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre provides training and information for Aboriginal people (employees, job seekers and those transitioning to employment) to empower them to minimise the impact of grief and loss on their wellbeing and workplace performance.

The Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre developed the package on the request and advice of the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre Steering Group. Input was provided by key Aboriginal stakeholders, employees and employers.

Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre abstract

Catto M (2013)

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet workshops summary evaluation report.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Paul D (2013)

Creating change: building the capacity of the medical workforce in Aboriginal health.

ANZ Journal of Surgery; 83(1-2): 55–59

Walker BF, Stomski NJ, Price AE, Jackson-Barrett E (2013)

Health professionals' views on Indigenous health and the delivery of healthcare services in the Pilbara.

Australian Health Review; 37(4): 431-436

Western Australian Department of Education Services (2013)

Department of Education Services strategic plan 2013-2017.

Osborne Park, WA: Western Australian Department of Education Services

This report was designed to bring about better life outcomes for Aboriginal people through education and training. The plan reflects the voices of Aboriginal people and their desire for equity of outcomes in education and training.

Abstract from Western Australian Aboriginal Education and Training Council

Western Australian Environmental Health Directorate (2013)

Environmental Health Directorate year book: July 2012 – June 2013.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

The Environmental Health Directorate of Western Australia (WA) produces the Environmental Health Directorate year book each year.

The year book highlights the work of the Directorate throughout the year, and looks at the status of environmental health across WA.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2012

Aboriginal Health (2012)

Strengthening our Aboriginal health workforce.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Health

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2012)

Building blocks: best practice programs that improve the wellbeing of children and young people – edition one.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

This report, prepared by the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Western Australia, provides the details of 82 evidence-based programs from WA and across Australia. These programs demonstrate best or promising practice and all aim to increase the wellbeing of children and young people. Each program addresses at least one of the eight areas of wellbeing:

  • health and safety
  • education
  • material wellbeing
  • family and peer relationships
  • participation
  • subjective wellbeing
  • behaviours and risks
  • environment.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Dudgeon P, Cox K, D’Anna D, Dunkley C, Hams K, Kelly K, Scrine C, Walker R (2012)

Hear our voices: community consultations for the development of an empowerment, healing and leadership program for Aboriginal people living in the Kimberley, Western Australia: final research report.

Perth, WA: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research: Aboriginal Health

This report details the methodology and findings of a research project that was undertaken in response to the high number of suicides in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The primary aim of the project was to develop an Aboriginal-led empowerment, healing, and leadership program that would appropriately meet the needs of the local community members. Community consultations were held to seek feedback from members on the development of such a program. Knowledge was also gained through a literature review and an examination of similar programs. The findings demonstrated an apparent need to support people to change their lives, with participants speaking of the need to initially focus on strengthening the individual and rebuilding family. Participants also spoke of the urgent need to focus on young people. The findings also demonstrated that the efficacy of a program was largely dependent on the program being culturally-based and the inclusion of traditional elements.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Durey A, Thompson SC (2012)

Reducing the health disparities of Indigenous Australians: time to change focus.

BMC Health Services Research; 12: 151

Retrieved 10 June 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6963-12-151.pdf

Family Planning Association of Western Australia (2012)

Family Planning Association of Western Australia reconciliation action plan.

Perth, WA: Family Planning Association of Western Australia

Hinton R, Nagel T (2012)

Evaluation of a culturally adapted training in Indigenous mental health and wellbeing for the alcohol and other drug workforce.

ISRN Public Health; 2012: 380581

Retrieved 3 January 2012 from http://downloads.isrn.com/journals/ph/2012/380581.pdf

Hoad V, Hayward C (2012)

Student Aboriginal health worker smoking: findings from a training college in Western Australia [letters].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(3): 296-297

Kimberley Dental Team (2012)

Kimberley Dental Team: strategic plan 2012-2016.

Midland, WA: Kimberley Dental Team

The plan outlines the strategic direction for the Kimberley Dental Team over four years. The team predicts the following outcomes:

  • Aboriginal children will understand and practice good dental hygiene
  • Aboriginal adults will be aware of the value of dental hygiene and expect to keep their teeth for life
  • teaching staff and healthcare workers are confident and competent in delivering dietary and dental health education in a way that is engaging and positive
  • infrastructure is available that is encourages good dental health
  • capacity to extend the organisations model to all Australian children in need.

Abstract adapted from Kimberely Dental Team

Logiudice D, Smith K, Atkinson D, Carroll E, Schaper F, Shadforth G, Murphy R, Lautenschlager N, Flicker L (2012)

Lungurra Ngoora: a pilot model of care for aged and disabled in a remote Australian Aboriginal community - can it work?.

Alzheimer's & Dementia; 8(4, supplement): P384

Nikoloski ML (2012)

Starting from within : an investigation into the cultural competence of non-Aboriginal counsellors working with Aboriginal people in Perth, Western Australia.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Curtin University: Perth

Perth Co‐occurring Disorders Capacity Building Project (2012)

Aboriginal cultural security guide for human service organisations - first edition.

Perth: Department of Health and Ageing

This guide has been developed to help Western Australian human service organisations improve their delivery of culturally secure services to Aboriginal people and their communities. The guide provides information on cultural considerations and practical suggestions for achieving strategies in the following areas:

  • organisational and structural/systemic level
  • service delivery and program level
  • human resource management of Aboriginal staff in your organisation
  • practice and responsibilities of individual staff members.

This guide was produced by the Palmerston Association on behalf of the Perth Co‐occurring Disorders Capacity Building Project Consortium.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Workforce analysis: rural general practitioners in Western Australia: general practice workforce in Aboriginal Medical Services 2011 (2012)

Rural Health West

Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office (2012)

Drug and alcohol office reconciliation action plan 2012.

Perth: Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office

This report aims to prevent and reduce the impacts of alcohol and other drugs in the Western Australian community. The resource assists in understanding what is already being done in the reconciliation process with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and that reconciliation, is properly understood within the Drugs and Alcohol Office.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Department of Health (2012)

Asthma model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This resource offers information on best practice care for those at risk of, or diagnosed with asthma across the continuum of care. The focus is on optimal pathways of care and the management of long-term conditions through self-management, disease and case management for people in metropolitan and rural Western Australia. The model builds on the knowledge and capacity underpinning current services for people with asthma and evidence-based best practice as documented in the Western Australian chronic respiratory disease service improvement framework (CSIF) of November 2005.
 
The CSIF approach has been endorsed by health networks and sets out the following ten standards,  each relating to a stage in the disease continuum:
  • reducing the risk of asthma
  • early diagnosis of asthma
  • asthma self-management
  • assessing asthma severity
  • preventing acute exacerbation of asthma
  • stabilising chronic asthma
  • management of the acute episode in the emergency department
  • management of the transition of care/discharge planning
  • paediatric asthma management
  • asthma education.

Adapted from West Australian Department of Health

Western Australian Department of Health (2012)

Chronic lung conditions model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This resource has been developed as an overarching guide to providing care for Western Australians with chronic lung conditions. It compliments the existing respiratory models of care by describing their common core service components. This guide sits above the asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis models of care. The generic nature of the model provides a framework for implementing consumer and carer focused health services for addressing more than one chronic lung condition and implementing more than one model of care.

Abstract adapted from Health Networks

Western Australian Department of Health (2012)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This resource outlines best practice care for those at risk of, or diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The focus is on optimal pathways of care and the management of long term conditions through self-management, disease and case management.

The model builds on the knowledge and capacity of the current services provided to people with COPD and evidence-based best practice as documented in the WA chronic respiratory disease service improvement framework (CSIF), November 2005.

The CSIF sets out the five standards, relating to a stage in the disease continuum, which are covered by this model of care including:

  • COPD prevention
  • early diagnosis of COPD
  • management of stable COPD
  • treatment and support during acute exacerbations
  • care and support at the end of life.

The objectives of the COPD model of care are to:

  • outline a model of care including strategies to facilitate the implementation of the five COPD standards focusing on:
    • primary prevention particularly to target high risk populations
    • identification of all smokers and referral to smoking cessation services
    • optimised access to, and use of spirometry
    • establishment of integrated, community based COPD services including pulmonary rehabilitation
    • management plans and service pathways across the disease continuum.
  • briefly outline current service delivery and report on the implementation of the five standards for COPD as set out in the CSIF.

The model seeks to improve access to services for people in both metropolitan and rural Western Australia.

Abstract adapted from Health Networks

Western Australian Department of Health (2012)

Pathway for renal palliative care services in Western Australia.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This resource describes a care pathway for the establishment of an integrated patient centred multi-disciplinary renal palliative care service. The report outlines the education and training requirements, identified educations tools, curriculum content and delivery methods to prove clinicians with the necessary skills and knowledge to facilitate the necessary discussions and administer the best practice on-going symptom management through end of life care.

Abstract adapted from Renal Health Network

Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development (2012)

Training together - working together: Aboriginal workforce development strategy.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development

This report on Aboriginal workforce development strategy is an initiative of the Western Australian Government developed in collaboration with Aboriginal communities and industry to increase the number of Aboriginal people in training for sustainable employment. It highlights six main findings:

  • there is a lack of connection and coordination between employers, job seekers and service providers, between State agencies and between State and Australian Governments that creates inefficiency and ineffectiveness
  • there are job opportunities for Aboriginal people but employers do not know how to successfully engage with them
  • one size does not fit all - locally responsive solutions are needed to address unique local issues
  • support for Aboriginal people transitioning from school to training, from training into jobs, from unemployment to employment is essential relationship-based mentoring is critical in helping individuals to make successful transitions into sustainable employment
  • there are major individual and institutional barriers to Aboriginal participation in the workforce - a strategic, systematic response is needed to remove these fundamental barriers
  • there is a need to raise awareness of Aboriginal employment opportunities and promote new Aboriginal role models.

Abstract adapted from Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development

Western Australian Environmental Health Directorate (2012)

Environmental Health Directorate year book: July 2011 – June 2012.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

The Environmental Health Directorate of Western Australia (WA) produces the Environmental Health Directorate year book each year.

The year book highlights the work of the Directorate throughout the year, and looks at the status of environmental health across WA.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (2012)

Standard on culturally secure practice (alcohol and other drug sector).

Perth: Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies

The Standard on culturally secure practice (alcohol and other drug sector) has been developed for alcohol and other drug (AOD) agencies to gain a formal certification of a culturally secure practice.

The Standard contains seven performance expectations and criteria. Agencies are awarded a 'good practice' certification if they meet 80% of the essential criteria for each performance expectation.

The Standard is supported by a separate document, the Interpretive guide to the standard on culturally secure practice. The Interpretive guide helps agencies to achieve certification by providing examples of how to interpret and apply the standards.

The Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) developed the document in consultation with the WA AOD sector, and with Indigenous AOD services Australia-wide. The Drug and Alcohol Office of WA and the Australian Government's Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health funded its development.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (2012)

WANADA annual review 2011/2012.

Perth: Western Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies

 
Last updated: 30 January 2018
 
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