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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.
Kidney disease is a silent killer of Indigenous Australians
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 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 health practitioners in clinics working with Indigenous Australians. Animated movie written in Central Australian Aboriginal languages (Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri and Arrernte) as well as English. Useful for clients with low medical understanding. 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 - 08 8951 4425 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
Available from Darwin University Print Shop - price dependent on quantity - contact Scott Chamberlain on 08 8946 6300 - email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cdu.edu.au
'Kidney Stories' is now part of Sharing the Full and True Stories about Chronic Conditions Project 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. Menzies School of Health Research - view credits here> Watch short overview of video below. Other Menzies resources> Inquiries: call 08 8922 8196 or email@example.com
LISTEN TO THE 'A YARN THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE' SERIES
Have you had a yarn with your mob about organ and tissue donation?
Series of six radio plays> to address barriers that may prevent Indigenous Australians discussing and making decisions about organ and tissue donation. Queensland Remote Aboriginal Media - flyer and illustrated flipchart (also in Nyangumarta).
Updated 27 May 2015