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Research with an Aboriginal health service: Building an effective partnership, step by step

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posted on 2018-02-27, 00:00 authored by K McFarlane, S Devine, Jennifer JuddJennifer Judd, K Canuto, K Watt
Principles to guide new researchers working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health have been defined to ensure that relevant, effective and culturally respectful research relationships are formed [1]. This paper describes how a PhD candidate applied these principles in practice to establish a research partnership with an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS). A series of steps outline the development of the research partnership. The research explored how organisational capacity could be strengthened to deliver health promotion using a participatory action research approach. Data was gathered from staff and through analysis of organisational systems.






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James Cook University

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