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The Resource Charlatan training : how Aboriginal health workers are being short-changed, Sara Hudson

Charlatan training : how Aboriginal health workers are being short-changed, Sara Hudson

Label
Charlatan training : how Aboriginal health workers are being short-changed
Title
Charlatan training
Title remainder
how Aboriginal health workers are being short-changed
Statement of responsibility
Sara Hudson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Aboriginal Health Workers (AHW) have been shortchanged. They have not only been provided with charlatan training but also sold a charlatan role. The amount of training they receive does not match the level of responsibility expected of them, and there are few opportunities for promotion within the profession. Overall, AHW's receive the lowest pay among community service and health workers, but are assumed to be able to deal with some of the country's most intractable health problems. The AHW role was created in the 1970's in the Northern Territory to enable the mostly illiterate Indigenous population to provide health services to their communities. The role was designed as a 'bridge' between traditional medicine and western medicine, and the primary responsibility of the AHW's was to act as cultural brokers. However, ongoing ambivalence about the need for english literacy and western education, in favour of community control and culturally appropriate approaches, has led to AHW's having the least education preparation of any group of primary health care workers in the world." Executive summary
Member of
Cataloging source
ANL
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1974-
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Hudson, Sara
Dewey number
610.690899915
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Centre for Independent Studies (Australia)
Series statement
CIS policy monographs,
Series volume
PM127
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  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Public health personnel
Label
Charlatan training : how Aboriginal health workers are being short-changed, Sara Hudson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 31-35)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Historical background -- AHWs and recent government policies -- The problems -- Quality of AHW training -- The training landscape today -- Future options -- Conclusion -- Endnotes
Control code
000048657900
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vi, 35 pages
Isbn
9781864321340
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)780414005
Label
Charlatan training : how Aboriginal health workers are being short-changed, Sara Hudson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 31-35)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Historical background -- AHWs and recent government policies -- The problems -- Quality of AHW training -- The training landscape today -- Future options -- Conclusion -- Endnotes
Control code
000048657900
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vi, 35 pages
Isbn
9781864321340
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)780414005

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