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A theory for Indigenous Australian health and human service work : connecting Indigenous knowledge and practice

Author: Lorraine Muller
Publisher: Sydney ; Melbourne ; Auckland ; London : Allen & Unwin, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Muller
ISBN: 9781743317198 1743317190
OCLC Number: 871047116
Awards: Winner of Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing: Scholarly Reference 2015.
Description: 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The power of story --
2. Story of colonisation --
3. Decolonisation --
4. Aboriginal knowledge --
5. Grounding the research --
6. Responsibility of knowledge --
7. Racism --
8. Spirituality --
9. Indigenous Australian Social-Health Theory --
10. Healing and forgiveness --
11. Holding knowledge.
Responsibility: Lorraine Muller ; foreword by Boni Robertson.

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Lorraine Muller outlines a theory for professional practice with Indigenous clients in the human services, based on traditional Indigenous knowledge and spirituality. Muller at James Cook Uni.  Read more...

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