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KIDNEY EDUCATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS - MEDIA RESOURCES
All kidney health education media resources here have been reviewed and recommended for the education of Indigenous Australians. Please note: videos may contain images/footage of deceased persons, and/or content of a sensitive nature.
26 March 2015: Kidney disease is a silent killer of Indigenous Australians
Kidney disease impacts regardless of locality and people often have few symptoms until they need to have dialysis. At a Parliament House event this morning to mark World Kidney Day, Kidney Health Australia was joined by the Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN), to highlight the critical impact of chronic kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. See Media>
Meet Ronald, who lives with chronic kidney disease, a condition that affects a staggering 18% of the adult Indigenous population. The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with severe chronic kidney disease has nearly doubled over the last decade, making it a major health issue.
STORIES OF THREE STRONG INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN WOMEN ON DIALYSIS
Big Girls Don't Cry (3 x 3 mins) *A new kidney *Wouldn't change a thing *Darwin
The cultural and emotional impact of kidney disease is devastating on Indigenous Australian communities. The spirit shown in these stories does not date. The strength and resilience of these three women: Essie Coffey of Muruwari clan, Mariah Swan of Kamilaroi clan and Glenda Kerinaiau of Tiwi clan as they tell us how they are affected by kidney disease makes a very moving film.
Produced by Ronin Films Director: Darrin Ballangarry - Feature 2395132269 'National Indigenous Documentary Fund - Series 5'
DIABETES AND CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Diabetes Story - Living a healthy and long life with well controlled diabetes Flash movie - 10Mb
Education resource for all health practitioners in clinics working with Indigenous Australians living in Central Australia. Movie written and animated as a story in Central Australian Aboriginal languages (Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri and Arrernte) and English. Useful for clients with low medical literacy and understanding of written material. Also valued for education of people whose second language is English.
The Diabetes Story contains five scenes or chapters:
How do you feel? What is Diabetes? Why have I got Diabetes? Type 2 Diabetes - Gestational Diabetes - Type 1 Diabetes What could happen to me? If you have Diabetes or think you might have Diabetes.
Enquiries to Promotions Officer - Central Australian Aboriginal Congress - call 08 8951 4425 - email@example.com
THE KIDNEY STORIES TOOLKIT
A high quality flipchart series which simply sets out the story of kidney disease and its stages - how kidneys work, stages of sick kidneys, how to eat - to be stronger with sick kidneys, how dialysis works and types of dialysis and treatment available. Also sensitively presents the story of Palliative or Supportive Care in two of these flipcharts.
For health professionals to use with patients to enable them to answer questions and explain more where needed. DVDs also available - see below example.
'Kidney Stories Toolkit': produced by NT Renal Services - call 08 8999 2406 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Available from Darwin University Print Shop - price dependent on quantity - contact Scott Chamberlain on 08 8946 6300 - email email@example.com or www.cdu.edu.au
'Kidney Stories' - now part of Sharing the Full and True Stories about Chronic Conditions Project
http://yalu.cdu.edu.au/healthResources/index.html - check under Chronic Conditions: Kidney Disease
TRANSPLANT STORY: A PERSONAL JOURNEY
Short real-life story of Indigenous Australian family living with kidney disease. This film closely follows a young man, Ronno who had a living donor transplant when he was a child, which lasted 24 years. When his transplanted kidney began to fail he had to relocate for haemodialysis, but now on peritoneal dialysis waiting for a transplant, he is back with his family.
Acknowledgement Menzies School of Health Research - view credits supporting this excellent video here> Watch short overview of this video below. Other Menzies resources here> Inquiries: Menzies School of Health Research 08 8922 8196 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LISTEN TO THE 'A YARN THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE' SERIES
Have you had a yarn with your mob about organ and tissue donation?
Watch a series of six radio plays> which address barriers that may prevent Indigenous Australians discussing and making decisions about organ and tissue donation. Produced by Queensland Remote Aboriginal Media - view flyer and illustrated flipchart (also in Nyangumarta)
Page updated 31 March 2015