Rob and Stella live in Nabvana

Janie Dade Smith

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Many remote health practitioners work in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities,which makes it important that they understand the health status of the people they serve.Rather than recite the statistics, echoed daily across this great country of ours, this presentation tells a fictional story about a day in the life of a young family who live in very remote Australia – Rob and Stella. Alongside the story are the health statistics that are suffered every day by remote families. The story then describes what the future life trajectory would look like for their new son Arnold, if he was born today. This is a different,powerful and innovative approach, which fits in well with the narrative nature of the conference. It is based on the latest statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event The 33rd Annual CRANAplus Conference : Telling tales: The Power of the narrative. How sharing stories shapes and influences outcomes - Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 15 Oct 201517 Oct 2015
Conference number: 33


Conference The 33rd Annual CRANAplus Conference
CityAlice Springs
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