MJA
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Volume 190, Issue 10 — 18 May, 2009

Editorial

A healed and healthy country: understanding healing for Indigenous Australians

Tamara Mackean
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 522-523. 

Dr Ross Ingram Memorial Essay Competition

Shalom Gamarada Ngiyani Yana Art Exhibition

Mind the Gap

Asthma in Indigenous Australians: so much yet to do for Indigenous lung health

Christine R Jenkins, Anne B Chang, Leanne M Poulos and Guy B Marks
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 530-531. 

Avoidable hospitalisation in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory

Shu Q Li, Natalie J Gray, Steve L Guthridge and Sabine L M Pircher
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 532-536. 

How do pregnancy outcomes differ in teenage mothers? A Western Australian study

Lucy N Lewis, Martha Hickey, Dorota A Doherty and S Rachel Skinner
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 537-541. 

Prevention and Promotion

Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition and health

Amanda J Lee, Dympna Leonard, Aletia A Moloney and Deanne L Minniecon
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 547-548. 

The role of energy cost in food choices for an Aboriginal population in northern Australia

Julie K Brimblecombe and Kerin O’Dea
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 549-551. 

Lipid treatment guidelines and cardiovascular risk for Aboriginal people in Central Australia

Joanne N Luke, Alex Brown, David N O’Neal, Kerin O’Dea, Alicia J Jenkins, Margaret Kelaher, James D Best and Kevin G Rowley
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 552-556. 

Knowledge and attitudes regarding smoking during pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

Conor Gilligan, Robert W Sanson-Fisher, Catherine D’Este, Sandra Eades and Mark Wenitong
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 557-561. 

Adult health checks for Indigenous Australians: the first year’s experience from the Inala Indigenous Health Service

Geoffrey K P Spurling, Noel E Hayman and Anna L Cooney
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 562-564. 

Linking Indigenous health care with school education

Geoffrey M Forbes, Stephen J Davis, Martin D Robson, Anthony F Connell and Peter C Richmond
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 565-566. 

Communication, culture and health

Healthy country, healthy people: the relationship between Indigenous health status and “caring for country”

Christopher P Burgess, Fay H Johnston, Helen L Berry, Joseph McDonnell, Dean Yibarbuk, Charlie Gunabarra, Albert Mileran and Ross S Bailie
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 567-572. 

Barriers to participation of Aboriginal people in cancer care: communication in the hospital setting

Shaouli Shahid, Lizzie D Finn and Sandra C Thompson
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 574-579. 

Indigenous medical workforce development: current status and future directions

Ian P S Anderson, Shaun C Ewen and Debra A Knoche
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 580-581. 

Capacity to care

Coronary heart disease events in Aboriginal Australians: incidence in an urban population

Pamela J Bradshaw, Helman S Alfonso, Judith C Finn, Julie Owen and Peter L Thompson
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 583-586. 

Outcomes of cardiac surgery in Indigenous Australians

Sam J Lehman, Robert A Baker, Philip E Aylward, John L Knight and Derek P Chew
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 588-593. 

Timing of transfer for pregnant women from Queensland Cape York communities to Cairns for birthing

Joanna L Arnold, Caroline M de Costa and Paul W Howat
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 594-596. 

Middle ear disease in Aboriginal children in Perth: analysis of hearing screening data, 1998–2004

Corinne J Williams, Harvey L Coates, Elaine M Pascoe, Yvonne Axford and Irene Nannup
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 598-600. 

Improving Indigenous patients’ access to mainstream health services: the Inala experience

Noel E Hayman, Nola E White and Geoffrey K Spurling
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 604-606. 

Letters

Indigenous simulated patients: an initiative in “closing the gap”

Shaun C Ewen, Margo E Collins, Jennifer A Schwarz and Eleanor M Flynn
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 536. 

Closing the gap depends on ACCHSs

Sophie Couzos and Dea Delaney Thiele
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 541.

Why Australia needs a national college of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

John Daniels and Sophie Couzos
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 573. 

The capacity of mainstream alcohol and drug treatment services to respond to the needs of Indigenous Australians

Ann M Roche, Kenneth J Pidd and Vinita Duraisingam
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 582. 

Close the gap

Close the Gap: ask the experts

Ruth Armstrong
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 523. 

Close the Gap: social justice

Tom Calma
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 526. 

Close the Gap: psychology

Patricia Dudgeon
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 546. 

Close the Gap: National Indigenous Health Equality Council

Ian Anderson
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 546. 

Close the Gap: dentistry

Christopher J Bourke
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 573. 

Close the Gap: Aboriginal community controlled health services

Mick Adams
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 593. 

Close the Gap: Oxfam Australia

Andrew Hewett
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 601. 

Close the Gap: nursing

Robyn Coulthard
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 601. 

Close the Gap: Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association

Peter O’Mara
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 607. 

Book reviews

The search for justice

Judy Atkinson
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 566. 

Nurturing Aboriginal men’s health

Mark Wenitong
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 607. 

Indigenous women and breast cancer

Sandra C Thompson
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 602.