Participative Research in a Remote Australian Aboriginal Setting

Susan Kildea, Lesley Barclay, Molly Wardaguga, Margaret Dawumal

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This article describes the research process used to develop and evaluate an Internet-based resource aimed at improving access by health professionals to Australian Aboriginal cultural knowledge specific to pregnancy and childbirth. As a result of the research, women's stories from Maningrida were recorded and presented on the 'Birthing Business in the Bush Website' which provided a platform for Aboriginal Australian women from Maningrida to present cultural and other information to maternity care practitioners. In particular, this article describes the development of the participatory action research combined with an Aboriginal research process, and how this was guided by the Aboriginal co-researchers and participants. � 2009 SAGE Publications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-163
Number of pages21
JournalAction Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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