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Unique benefit of bush adventure therapy for Aboriginal men


Prehn, J, Unique benefit of bush adventure therapy for Aboriginal men, 2017 National Forum Bush Adventure Therapy, 21-23 April 2017, Romsey, Australia, pp. 1-2. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Aboriginal men have undertaken Bush Adventure Therapy for thousands of years, the concept, and its therapeutic benefits are not new to Australia’s First peoples. In contemporary times Aboriginal health outcomes fall far short of those experienced by non-Indigenous peoples. The Western model of health overlooks culturally appropriate, self-determined and traditional approaches to Indigenous health. This discussion will explain how Bush Adventure Therapy benefits Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander people, the unique advantages of connecting to country and developing an increased connection to culture will be explored in detail from an Aboriginal perspective.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:bush adventure therapy, Aboriginal men
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Indigenous Health
Objective Field:Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified
Author:Prehn, J (Mr Jacob Prehn)
ID Code:121933
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the Provost
Deposited On:2017-10-20
Last Modified:2017-10-23

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