Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care, Third Edition

Odette Best, Brownwyn Fredericks

Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care introduces students to the fundamentals of health care of Indigenous Australians, encompassing the perspectives of both the client and the health practitioner. Written for all nurses and midwives, this book addresses the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and mainstream health services and introduces readers to practice and research in a variety of healthcare contexts. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect current research and documentation, with an emphasis on cultural safety. Three new chapters cover Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing, social and emotional wellbeing in mainstream mental health services and quantitative research. Chapter content is complemented by case study scenarios, author reflections and reflection questions. These features illustrate historical and contemporary challenges, encourage students to reflect on their own attitudes and values, and provide strategies to deliver quality, person-centred health care.

Judge’s Comment

This book is a modern, clear and rigorous guide to the fundamentals of healthcare of Indigenous Australians and the roles of Indigenous health workers and practitioners. The volume includes case studies and opportunities for reflection, illustrating historical and contemporary challenges and giving emphasis to cultural safety. In addition, the book has an attractive design that complements how it delivers on its purpose.

Winner, Teaching and Learning Resource – Print (Wholly Australian)
Resource type
Teaching and Student Resource
August 2021

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