Journal article

'Yarning up with Koori kids' - hearing the voices of Australian urban Indigenous children about their health and well-being

Naomi Priest, Laura Thompson, Tamara Mackean, Alison Baker, Elizabeth Waters

ETHNICITY & HEALTH | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Australian Indigenous children experience some of the most substantial health inequalities globally. In this context, research regarding their health and well-being has overemphasised physical illnesses with limited exploration of a diverse range of dimensions and determinants, particularly those based on Indigenous holistic understandings of health and well-being. This deficit-based approach has thus missed many strengths and assets of Indigenous children. This research aimed to gain insight into the perspectives of Indigenous children about their health and well-being in an urban setting in Australia. It joins a limited international literature examining views and experiences of..

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