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KIDNEY EDUCATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
These kidney education video resources have been specially reviewed and selected to present a range of education videos which can be used as part of kidney health education sessions for Indigenous Australians.
Indigenous Australian visitors - please note information provided in these videos
may contain images/footage of deceased persons, and/or content of a sensitive nature.
The Rural Health Education Foundation produce topical, high quality, evidence-based education programs enriched by the best health and medical experts in Australia. These important online broadcasts regularly present information on chronic disease management - for health professionals working in rural and remote regions and interested consumers. Register at www.rhef.com.au then follow prompts to view these videos.
917: Chronic Kidney Disease - a silent condition
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term health condition that is often preventable. This program Identifies risk factors, discusses what management plans should be triggered by the risk factors, primary prevention models for management of CKD and treatment strategies.
1003: Sharing Solutions: Indigenous Communities Tackling Chronic Disease
The burden of disease suffered by Indigenous Australians is estimated to be two-and-a-half times greater than the burden of disease in the total Australian population. Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, respiratory and kidney diseases have a major impact on that burden and Indigenous Australians experience their onset at a far earlier age than other Australians.
1012: Obesity - a heavy burden
Obesity is complex and hard to treat. Hear latest research on obesity; healthy lifestyle community based prevention, intervention strategies, evidence based interventions in weight management.
STORIES OF THREE STRONG INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN WOMEN ON DIALYSIS
Big Girls Don't Cry (3 stories x 3 mins) 1 - A new kidney 2 - Wouldn't change a thing 3 - Darwin
The impact of kidney disease is devastating on Indigenous communities - cultural as well as emotional. The spirit set out in these stories does not date - the strength and resilience of the three women: Essie Coffey of Muruwari clan - Mariah Swan of Kamilaroi clan - Glenda Kerinaiau of Tiwi clan - affected by kidney disease, each tell us their personal stories in these movies which makes for a very moving film.
Movie produced 2002 by Ronin Films: Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG
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 (a flash movie)
A health information resource available for use by all practitioners, clinics and Indigenous Australians living in Central Australia. The movie is written and animated as a story in three Central Australian Aboriginal languages (Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri and Arrernte) and English. It may be particularly useful for any clients who may have low medical literacy levels and comprehension of written material, including those 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.
Downloads for health professionals, clinics, Aboriginal clients - Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (10MB)
Inquiries: The Promotions Officer, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, 25 Gap Road
(PO Box 1604) Alice Springs NT 0871. Or simply call 08 8951 4425 - email email@example.com
THE KIDNEY STORIES TOOLKIT
The Kidney Stories Toolkit is a high quality flipchart set is one of the best education tools produced to simply set out the story of kidney disease and all its stages. The flipchart range tells many stories and does it well.
The stories tell us how the kidneys work, tells of the stages of sick kidneys, how to eat - to be stronger with sick kidneys, how dialysis works and about the types of dialysis available and tells about the treatments available. This toolkit also sensitively presents the story of Palliative or Conservative Care in two of the flipcharts. Drinking water instead.
It is recommended that a health professional uses these flipcharts with patients, as they can answer questions and explain further where needed.
THUMBS UP TO HEALTH TUCKER "Good Tucker = Long Life!"
Healthy eating dramatically reduces the incidence of kidney failure which destroys families and communities across Australia. This education program delivers a strong messages which will be passed from one community to the next and be spread across the land over time. It is a multi-faceted nutrition and lifestyle education initiative designed to provide basic health information to young Indigenous Australian children and to drink water instead of sweet sugar fizzy drinks.
The 'Health Tucker for a Long Life' workshops present a range of fun videos songs taken working with kids in Arnham Land schools and other remote Northern Territory communities, which supports the benefits of healthy eating. Refer to the Thumbs Up to Healthy Tucker - Resources.
Medicines Australia provided funding, totaling $1.2m for this innovative nutrition education program.
Updated 28 August 2013