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Areas of Research - Social and emotional wellbeing

A selection of publications from Flinders Aboriginal Health Researchers and colleagues relating to this area of research is listed below.

  • Ah Kit J, Kowanko I, de Crespigny C, Miller H, Murray H, Sansbury T, Prideaux C, Mills D, Emden C. Improving coordination of care for Aboriginal people with mental health, alcohol and drug use problems – reflections on an ongoing collaborative action research project. Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs annual conference, Darwin, 1-4 November 2009.
  • Ah Kit J, Miller H, de Crespigny C, Murray H, Kowanko I, Prideaux C, Mills D, Emden C (2010) Coordinated Aboriginal Mental Health. Celebrating the successes and achievements at PLAHS and telling the 10 year story of participatory action research. Flinders University. Community summary handout and poster
  • Brady, MA; Sibthorpe, BM; Bailie, RS; Ball, SA; Sumner-Dodd, P 2002. The feasibility and acceptability of introducing brief intervention for alcohol misuse in an urban Aboriginal medical service. DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW. 21(4):375-380
    Publication web link

  • Clough, AR; Wang, Z; Bailie, RS; Burn, CB; Currie, BJ 2004. Case-control study of the association between kava use and ischaemic heart disease in Aboriginal communities in eastern Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) Australia. JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH. 58(2):140-141
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  • Clough, AR; Jacups, SP; Wang, ZM; Burns, CB; Bailie, RS; Cairney, S; Collie, A; Guyula, T; McDonald, S; Currie, BJ 2003. Health effects of Kava use in an eastern Arnhem Land Aboriginal community. INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL. 33:336-340
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  • Clough, AR; Wang, Z; Bailie, RS; Burns, CB; Currie, BJ 2003. Case-control study of the association between kava use and pneumonia in eastern Arnhem Land Aboriginal communities (Northern Territory, Australia). EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION. 131:627-635
    Publication web link

  • Cusack L, de Crespigny C et al. 2007. Alcohol treatment guidelines for Indigenous Australians. Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health and Ageing.
    Publication web link
  • de Crespigny, CF. Better medication management for Aboriginal people: Pilot study in Northern Metropolitan Adelaide.
    Publication web link
  • de Crespigny, CF; Kowanko, IC; Murray, H; Wilson, S; Kit, JA; Mills, D 2006. A nursing partnership for better outcomes in Aboriginal mental health, including substance use. CONTEMPORARY NURSE. 22(2):275-287

  • de Crespigny, CF; Glover P; Thorogood C 1995-2001 April 2005. Culturally diverse women's alcohol and drug diagnoses in pregnancy in South Australia: Literature review and recorded hospital births. ISBN: 0-646-442325
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  • de Crespigny, CF; Kowanko, IC; Murray, H; Emden, CG 2004. Implementing research outcomes for better medication management for Aboriginal people. ABORIGINAL AND ISLANDER HEALTH WORKER JOURNAL. 28(4):14-17
    Publication web link

  • de Crespigny C, M Groenkjaer, W Casey, H Murray & W Parfoot Breaking down the barriers - urban Aboriginal women: drinking and licenced premises in the southern metropolitan region of South Australia 2002. ISBN: 0-646337-83-1 Publication web link
  • de Crespigny, CF 2002. Double jeopardy: disadvantage and drug problems. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH - INTERCHANGE. 8(1):70-76
  • Emden, C; Kowanko, IC; de Crespigny, CF; Murray, H 2005. Better medication management for Indigenous Australians: findings from the field. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH - INTERCHANGE. 11(1):80-90
    Publication web link

  • Haswell-Elkins M, Hunter E, Nagel T, Thompson C, Hall B, Mills R, Wargent R, Tsey K, Knowles L & Wilkinson Y 2005, ‘Reflections on integrating mental health into primary care services in remote indigenous communities in Far North Queensland and the Northern Territory’, AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH, 11(2), 62-9.
    Publication web link

  • Ivers, RG; Farrington, M; Burns, CB; Bailie, RS; Dõabbs, PH; Richmond, R; Tipiloura, E 2003. A study of the use of free nicotine patches by indigenous people. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH. 27(5):486-490
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  • King, DL; Kalucy, RS; de Crespigny, CF; Stuhlmiller, C; Thomas, LJ 2004. Mental health and alcohol and other drug training for emergency department workers: One solution to help manage increasing demand. EMERGENCY MEDICINE AUSTRALASIA. 16(2):155-160
    Publication web link
  • Kowanko, IC; de Crespigny, CF 2004. Mental health disorders and associated health problems among Aboriginal people: a review of hospital separation data. AUSTRALASIAN EPIDEMOLOGIST 11(3); 28.
  • Kowanko I, de Crespigny C, Ah Kit J, Murray H, Miller H, Prideaux C. A decade of action research to assist Aboriginal people with mental health, alcohol and drug problems – what’s been achieved? National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference. June 16-18 2010
  • Kowanko I, de Crespigny C, Murray H. 2003. Better medication management for Aboriginal people with mental health disorders and their carers - Final Report 2003. To download the full report as a pdf (2.58MB), please click here. To download the Executive Summary as a pdf (587KB), please click here.
  • Kowanko I, de Crespigny C, Murray H. 2003 Better medication management for Aboriginal people with mental health disorders and their carers - report on research conducted at Coober Pedy 2003. ISBN: 0-975-07254-4
    Publication web link
  • Kowanko I, de Crespigny C, Murray H 2003. Better medication management for Aboriginal people with mental health disorders and their carers - report on research conducted in the Port Lincoln region 2003. ISBN: 0-646-33786-6
    Publication web link
  • Kowanko, IC; de Crespigny, CF; Murray, H; Emden, CG; Wilson, S 2004. Better medication management for Aboriginal people. ABORIGINAL AND ISLANDER HEALTH WORKER JOURNAL. 28(2):11-13
    Publication web link
  • Kowanko, IC; de Crespigny, CF; Murray, H; Emden, C; Wilson, S 2005. Improving Indigenous health through better medication management: an overview. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH. 11(1):17-23
  • Kowanko I, de Crespigny C, Murray H, Groenkjaer M. 2003. Better medication management for Aboriginal people with mental health disorders and their carers - survey of service providers 2003. ISBN: 0-646-33787-4
    Publication web link
  • Kowanko I, de Crespigny C, Murray H, Groenkjaer M 2003. Better medication management for Aboriginal people with mental health disorders and their carers - report on research conducted in the Port Augusta region 2003. ISBN: 0-646-33785-8
    Publication web link
  • Kowanko I, de Crespigny C, Murray H, Ah Kit J, Miller H, Prideaux C. Improving coordination of mental health care for Aboriginal people in country South Australia. South Australia Mental Health Sharing Excellence 2010 The Journey Continues. West Lakes, 16 June 2010.
  • Kowanko I, de Crespigny C, Murray H, Ah Kit J, Prideaux C, Miller H, Mills D and Emden C, 2009. Improving coordination of care for Aboriginal people with mental health, alcohol and drug use problems - progress report on an ongoing collaborative action research project, Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol 15, no. 4, pp341-347
  • Kowanko I and Power C (2008). CNAHS Family and Community Healing Program Final External Evaluation Report, 31 March 2008, Flinders University.
    Publication web link
  • Kowanko, Power, Stewart, Fraser, Love. An Aboriginal Family and Community Healing Program in Metropolitan Adelaide. ‘Living on the Edge’ Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs annual conference, Darwin, 1-4 November 2009.
    Abstract web link
    Poster
  • Kowanko, Power, Stewart, Wanganeen, Fraser, Love, Fielding, Roberts (2008) CNAHS Family and Community Healing Program. ‘Children, Communities and Connections’ Conference. UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus. 13-14 November 2008.
    Abstract web link
  • Kowanko, Stewart, Power, Fraser, Love, Bromley (2009) An Aboriginal Family and Community Healing Program in metropolitan Adelaide: description and evaluation. Australian Indigenous Health Bulletin 9(4): 1-12.
    Link to the online journal article
    Article PDF
  • Miller H, Ah Kit J, de Crespigny C, Murray H, Kowanko I. Closing the gaps: Improving Aboriginal mental health care delivery through participatory action research. SA Health / Joint University Nurses and Midwives Research Symposium. Adelaide, 10 May 2010.
  • Miller H, Ah Kit J, de Crespigny C, Murray H, Kowanko I, Prideaux C, Mills D. A 10 year journey participatory action research: Coordinated Aboriginal Mental Health (and drug and alcohol) Care at Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia Annual Conference, Gold Coast 14-16 July 2010.
  • Nagel T, Thompson C, Spencer N. 2008. Challenges to relapse prevention. Psychiatric care of Indigenous in-patients. AUSTRALIAN E-JOURNAL FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, 7(2)
    Publication web link
  • Nagel, T. & Thompson, C. 2007, Mental health story teller mob. Developing stories in mental health, AUSTRALIAN E-JOURNAL FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, 6(2):1–6.
    Publication web link
  • Nagel, T; Thompson, C 2006. Aboriginal mental health workers and the improving Indigenous mental health service delivery model in the 'Top End'. AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY. 14(3):291-294
    Publication web link
  • Nagel T 2005, Remotely interested in depression, O&G MAGAZINE, 7(4).
  • Power, C; Dang, N; de Crespigny, CF; Norvill, I; Kowanko, IC; Murray, H; Casey, W; Wilson, S 2006. Sustainable Families: Looking at the Relationship between Culture, Alcohol and Other Drugs and Family Violence. The Second International Conference on Sustainable Heritage Development: Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Hanoi, Vietnam 9/01/2006.
  • Power, C; Kowanko, IC 2001. Just don't give up on us: An evaluation of the women's service of the Central and Northern Violence Intervention Programs. Flinders University.
  • Prideaux C, Ah Kit J, Ordasi L, Kowanko I, Murray H. de Crespigny C. 2007. Rural and remote Aboriginal mental health - meeting the challenges. In: Reach Out: Connect. Contemporary TheMHS in mental health services; Hanlon P, Robertson S, Kellerhear K, Issakidis C, Miller V, Peters J, Lloyd C, Ferrareto G, Lakeman R and Traner T. The MHS Conference Inc, Balmain Australia. pp 220-227.
  • Tovell, AJ; de Crespigny, CF; Cusack, L; Wilson, S 2006. Developing Alcohol Clinical Practice Guidelines for Aboriginal and Islander Peoples. Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia 2006 Conference, Sydney, NSW 21/06/2006.

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