Aged & Allied Health > Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health

Caring for Aboriginal Elders in the Pilbara

26 February, 2020 by Linda Baraciolli*

Originally from Victoria, this is Katrina Galley's second stint in the Pilbara. They say the red dirt gets into your veins, and calls you back.


Remote medicine on Thursday Island

12 February, 2020

For Dr Allison Hempenstall, Thursday Island is a gateway to opportunity.


In Conversation... with Jenny Messell

15 October, 2019 by Jacqui Jones

We speak with Jenny Messell, the NT's 2019 Nurse of the Year and Service Manager at Indigenous residential aged-care facility Juninga Centre.


ASID Annual Scientific Meeting deemed a success for NT

26 September, 2019

The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 saw 450 attendees descend on the Darwin Convention Centre.


NT health sector specialties create learning opportunities

15 March, 2019

An increasing number of health sector organisations are holding their conferences in the Northern Territory, providing educational and cultural benefits.


Delivering culturally safe care for ATSI elders

11 March, 2019

Providing a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders is both appropriate and respectful. But how can we ensure this occurs?


Using heat for injury prevention and pain relief

29 November, 2018

Hot and cold therapies have been used for centuries for pain relief and relaxation.


Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

17 April, 2018 by Margaret Banks*

The second edition of the NSQHS Standards now contains specific actions addressing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


9 out of 10 youth in WA detention have severe neuro-disability

14 February, 2018

The level of FASD and other brain disorders in youth in detention in Australia is among the highest for incarcerated youth globally.


In Conversation ... with Associate Professor James Ward

14 November, 2017 by Laini Bennett

Known for his research into infectious diseases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, A/Prof Ward is a passionate advocate for taking action against STIs. He doesn't just talk the talk … he walks the walk.


Public hearing to discuss ear diseases in Indigenous Australians

31 May, 2017

On Wednesday, 7 June, the Australian Parliament's Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee will be holding a public hearing into the prevalence of ear diseases among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


$8 million Lighthouse Hospital Project improves acute coronary care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

14 February, 2017

The Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP recently announced $8 million to expand a project that is transforming hospital care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with acute coronary syndrome.


Inequality in Aboriginal child ICU admissions for invasive infections

01 February, 2017

Intensive care unit (ICU) admission rates for life-threatening infections in Indigenous children are several times higher than those of non-Indigenous children, and twice as many Indigenous children per population succumb to these severe infections despite life support.


$450,000 palliative care boost for Cape York communities

18 January, 2017

St Vincent's Health Australia (SVHA) has committed $450,000 to bring culturally appropriate palliative care services to five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) of Cape York as part of an MOU with Northern Peninsula Area Family and Community Services (NPAFACS) and Apunipima Cape York Health Council (Apunipima).


Night-time heart attacks and survival in kids

08 November, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Do Nights, Weekends Affect Survival After Paediatric Cardiac Arrest in Hospital?


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