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Nursing and Midwifery: Indigenous health

Resources for students and staff

Indigenous Health

This is a guide to locating relevant resources and advice for learning, teaching, research and clinical practice.  The Library would like to acknowledge the contributions of the Academic staff, particularly Dr Bambi Ward, in the development of this guide. 

Please be aware that these resources may contain photographs or recordings of Indigenous peoples who are deceased. 

Library contacts

Contact Librarian: Penny Presta (Clayton)

Learning Skills Adviser: Homa Babai, (Clayton)

See also Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences faculty team.

Related subject pages: Australian Indigenous Studies, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery


National Aboriginal Health Strategy, 1989

“Aboriginal health” means not just the physical well-being of an individual but refers to the social, emotional and cultural well-being of the whole Community in which each individual is able to achieve their full potential as a human being, thereby bringing about the total well-being of their Community. It is a whole-of-life view and includes the cyclical concept of life-death-life.

Health care services should strive to achieve the state where every individual is able to achieve their full potential as a human being and this bring about the total well-being of their community.”

From Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council - see website for definitions of related terms