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Author Muller, Lorraine, author

Title A theory for indigenous Australian health and human service work : connecting indigenous knowledge and practice / Lorraine Muller ; foreword by Professor Boni Robertson
Published Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2014
Sydney Allen & Unwin, 2014


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Description x, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The power of story -- 2. Story of colonisation -- 3. Decolonisation -- 4. Aboriginal knowledge -- 5. Grounding the research -- 6. Responsibility of knowledge -- 7. Racism -- 8. Spirituality -- 9. Indigenous Australian Social-Health Theory -- 10. Healing and forgiveness -- 11. Holding knowledge
Summary Indigenous ways of thinking and working are grounded in many thousands of years of oral tradition, and continue among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people today. Lorraine Muller shows that understanding traditional holistic approaches to social and emotional wellbeing is essential for practitioners working with Indigenous clients across the human services. She explores core principles of traditional Indigenous knowledge in Australia, including relatedness, Country, circular learning, stories and spirituality. She then shoes how these principles represent a theory for Indigenous practice
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 239-254) and index
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Health and hygiene -- Australia.
Indigenous peoples -- Medical care -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene -- Australia.
Indigenous peoples -- Colonization -- Australia.
Indigenous peoples -- Services for -- Australia.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians -- Services for -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Australia.
Indigenous peoples -- Health -- Social aspects -- Australia.
Author Robertson, Boni, writer of supplementary textual content
ISBN 9781743317198
Other Titles Indigenous Australian health and human service work : connecting indigenous knowledge and practice