Journal article

"I learned more than from any lecture' - Indigenous place and space for teaching Indigenous health to physiotherapy students

Joanne Bolton, Shawana Andrews

Physical Therapy Reviews | Taylor and Francis | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: Australian Indigenous health remains inequitable on a number of health outcomes compared to non-Indigenous Australians. Preventable chronic conditions make up a large proportion of the ‘gap’ in Indigenous health. Physiotherapists have expertise in the management of such conditions and health promotion in the areas of physical activity, pain and symptom management, managing the impact of co-morbidities and promoting self-management. However, there is little published literature regarding effective approaches of teaching Indigenous health to entry-to-practice physiotherapy students. Objectives: This paper offers insights from an innovative Indigenous pedagogical approach for second..

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