Allied health and Indigenous Australians

Alisa Munns, Janine Wyatt, Darren Garvey, Ann-Marie Thomas, Faye McMillan

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter in textbook/reference bookpeer-review


This chapter provides limited insight into the variety of allied health issues,
professional services, and programs around Indigenous health. These problems
faced in these areas include hearing loss, eye infections and loss of vision, the
impact of dental caries and associated oral problems, childbirth and infant
health supports. The wide range of professions and services include: dentists,
chiropractors, dietitians, physiologists, occupational therapists, pharmacists,
audiologists, podiatrists, psychologists, radiographers, speech pathologists,
diabetes educators, social workers, Aboriginal or Indigenous Health Workers
(AHWIIHW) (like AMS, this includes Torres Strait Islander health workers) and
Indigenous Mental Health Workers (IMHW) etc. Each group has a part to play in
providing good health care to Indigenous Australians.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndigenous Australians and health
Subtitle of host publicationThe wombat in the room
EditorsRon Hampton, Maree Toombs
Place of PublicationSouth Melbourne, Vic.
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9780195519624
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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