Australian Aboriginal Women's Health: Reflecting on the Past and Present

Bronwyn Fredericks
2007 Health and History  
Aboriginal women collectively have the poorest health of any other group of women in Australian society. Aboriginal women 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 one in-depth interview of an Aboriginal woman's (Kay) experiences of the health system, past and present. Kay's words resonate some of the experiences of the other 19 Aboriginal women who participated in a
more » ... articipated in a research project involving indepth, semi-structure, face-to-face interviews in a participatory-action research process. Kay's words offer an understanding of the sociological and psychology of the health system in the historical context and the on-going impacts on everyday life.
doi:10.2307/40111577 fatcat:k2bm2krzszcplfdhmi6pdr6ax4