This groundbreaking study examines the social and political circumstances that have led to the “Fourth World” health standards of Australia's Indigenous population. Providing a systematic overview of the relationship between the social and political environment and health, leading researchers discuss the causes behind poor health outcomes and outline how such programs can be successful while reflecting on the long-term health effects that dispossession, colonial rule, and racism have had on the Indigenous people.
A systematic overview of the impact of social and political factors on the health of Australia's Indigenous population. Australia's Aboriginal and Islander groups suffer Fourth World' standards of health: this book explains the causes for such poor health outcomes and approaches behind health programs which have been successful.
Bronwyn Carson is a Researcher with the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin and has published a number of articles and chapters on Indigenous health issues. ..Terry Dunbar is an Iwaidjan person from north-west Arnhem region, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education, Health and Science at Charles Darwin University. ..Richard D. Chenhall is a medical anthropologist and an NHMRC Fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research. ..Ross Bailie is Professor of Public Health at the Menzies School of Health Research and an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow.