Meaningful engagement with Aboriginal communities using Participatory Action Research to develop culturally appropriate health resources

Peake, Rachel and Jackson, Debra and Lea, Jackie and Usher, Kim (2020) Meaningful engagement with Aboriginal communities using Participatory Action Research to develop culturally appropriate health resources. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1043-6596

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Abstract

Introduction: This article outlines the processes used to meaningfully and authentically engage Australian Aboriginal communities in Northern New South Wales,
Australia, to develop culturally appropriate stroke health resources.
Methodology: Participatory action research using the research topic yarning framework is a collaborative, culturally safe way to uncover vital information and concepts. There were two stages in the participatory action research project: community engagement and evaluation of the processes involved in developing the localised, culturally appropriate health resources.
Results: Establishing relationships built on trust, mutual sharing of knowledge, and bringing together the wider community, enabled the health message to be embedded within the community, ensuring the message was culturally appropriate and sustainable. Discussion: The stroke education resource is a tangible outcome and a major achievement; however, the process of authentic engagement to achieve the final product was the ultimate accomplishment.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2020 00:44
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2020 00:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian Aboriginal; Indigenous; health literacy and engagement; cultural sensitivity; community ownership; collaboration; evaluation; participatory action research
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/1043659619899999
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37914

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