Journal article

Cross-Cultural, Aboriginal Language, Discovery Education for Health Literacy and Informed Consent in a Remote Aboriginal Community in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Jennifer M Shield, Thérèse M Kearns, Joanne Garŋgulkpuy, Lisa Walpulay, Roslyn Gundjirryirr, Leanne Bundhala, Veronica Djarpanbuluwuy, Ross M Andrews, Jenni Judd

Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Education for health literacy of Australian Aboriginal people living remotely is challenging as their languages and worldviews are quite different from English language and Western worldviews. Becoming health literate depends on receiving comprehensible information in a culturally acceptable manner. METHODS: The study objective was to facilitate oral health literacy through community education about scabies and strongyloidiasis, including their transmission and control, preceding an ivermectin mass drug administration (MDA) for these diseases. A discovery education approach where health concepts are connected to cultural knowledge in the local language was used. Aboriginal and no..

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