Finding my ground in public health research: lessons from my Grandmother's kitchen

Koolmatrie, Tanya
January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011 Supplement 5, Vol. 11 Issue Suppl 5, p1
Academic Journal
Background: Research has a 'bad name' in Aboriginal communities. Too often, researchers have come, gathered information and taken it away from Aboriginal people, with no benefit for the communities taking part in the research. This history has implications for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers planning research with Aboriginal communities. An in depth interview study will be conducted in one region of Victoria. Participants will be Aboriginal women who have had a baby within the previous five years. Processes that have been used in preparing to 'step out' into the community to conduct this research are the focus of the paper.


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