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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.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  362.849915 MULL    DUE 25-11-19
Physical description x, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 239-254) and index.
Contents 1 Power of story 1 -- 2 Story of colonisation 16 -- 3 Decolonisation 54 -- 4 Aboriginal knowledge 66 -- 5 Grounding the research 93 -- 6 Responsibility of knowledge 108 -- 7 Racism 120 -- 8 Spirituality 134 -- 9 Indigenous Australian Social-Health Theory 156 -- 10 Healing and Forgiveness 206 -- 11 Holding knowledge 233.
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.
Other author Robertson, Boni, writer of supplementary textual content.
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Services for -- Australia.
Indigenous peoples -- Medical care -- Australia.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Australia.
Indigenous peoples -- Health and hygiene -- Australia.
Indigenous peoples -- Colonization -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene -- Australia.
Indigenous peoples -- Health -- Social aspects -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Social life and customs.
Variant Title Indigenous Australian health and human service work : connecting indigenous knowledge and practice.
ISBN 9781743317198 (paperback)