Learning from the past, looking to the future: Exploring our place with Indigenous Australians

Nelson, Alison (2009) Learning from the past, looking to the future: Exploring our place with Indigenous Australians. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 56 2: 97-102. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1630.2009.00781.x


Author Nelson, Alison
Title Learning from the past, looking to the future: Exploring our place with Indigenous Australians
Journal name Australian Occupational Therapy Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-0766
Publication date 2009-02-26
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2009.00781.x
Volume 56
Issue 2
Start page 97
End page 102
Total pages 6
Editor Elspeth Froude
Janet Fricke
Place of publication Richmond, VIC
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified
Abstract This paper aims to explore ways in which we as occupational therapists in Australia can participate in enabling a different and better future for all Australians. In doing so, it is necessary to explore our history and our cultures, both individually and collectively as a profession, and to understand the ways in which these shape who we are and what we do. As occupational therapists, we have valuable knowledge and skills that have the potential to contribute in a positive way to the health and educational outcomes of Indigenous Australians. As a profession operating in Australia, we also have a responsibility to reach this potential. This paper aims to present some of these contributions and to provide examples of practical and culturally safe ways in which we can take action.
Keyword colonialism
culture
Indigenous health services
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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