Cultural matter in the development of an interactive multimedia self-paced educational health program for aboriginal health workers

El Sayed, Faeka and Soar, Jeffrey and Wang, Zoe (2011) Cultural matter in the development of an interactive multimedia self-paced educational health program for aboriginal health workers. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 35 (4). pp. 12-18. ISSN 1037-3403

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Abstract

Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander health workers are key providers of primary health services to Aboriginal communities especially in remote and rural areas. They are often overloaded with competing demands. There has been limited attention given to the maintenance and ongoing enhancement of their skills and knowledge following the completion of formal training. A culturally appropriated interactive multimedia self-paced health program as a mechanism to improve the accessibility and the use of scientific data and information for health purposes is proposed as a basic method for better supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care workers in their practice locations. This paper explores different approaches for the development of a culturally appropriate interactive multimedia educational health program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander health workers and it also explore cultural matters concerning program development in the light of existing literature.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher's copyright restrictions. Author's version is deposited with permission of publisher.
Depositing User: Mrs Faeka El Sayed
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 07:49
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2013 05:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander health workers, Aboriginal Australian health, program development, cultural contextualisation, self-paced education program, interactive multimedia
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19732

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