Australian Aboriginal women's health: Reflecting on the past and present

Bronwyn Lea Fredericks

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Aboriginal women collectively have the poorest health of any other group of women in Australian society. We live this day-to-day reality and understand that we are not the remnants of part of our history but the sum of our history. This article presents, in a case study format, an in-depth interview of an Aboriginal woman s experiences of the health system, past and present. Kay s words resonate some of the experiences of the other nineteen Aboriginal women who participated in a research project involving in-depth, semi-structured, face-to-face interviews in a participatory-action research process. Kay s words offer an understanding of the sociology and psychology of the health system in the historical context and its on-going impact on everyday life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 21
Number of pages21
JournalHealth and History
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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