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A doctor's dream : a story of hope from the Top End / Buddhi Lokuge and Tanya Burke
Bib ID 6490728
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Lokuge, Buddhi, author
 
Description Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2014 
©2014 
vii, 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781760110987 (paperback)
Summary

When Dr Buddhi moved to Arnhem Land to run a health program for Aboriginal children, he had no idea he would face the challenge of his life...Six months into running the $5 million dollar program he realised it was going to fail, and that's when the trouble began. In the face of powerful opposition from high profile experts, he listened to the elders and took the slow road. Through painstaking observation and working in partnership with patients and the community, together they found a way to overcome a neglected disease as debilitating and stigmatised as leprosy...This is a powerful story of redemption, and an honest and inspiring account of a family living and working in remote Aboriginal Australia to give voice to forgotten people...'Could not put it down. It is one of the best things I've read in years in this area, full of profound insights encapsulated in a great story.' - 'Professor Peter Drahos, Australian National University'

Subjects Lokuge, Buddhi.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Social conditions -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Health and hygiene -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Medical care -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Medical care -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Scabies -- Treatment -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Physicians -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Yolngu people (NT SD53)  |  Health - Skin physiology and disease.  |  Health status - Nutrition.  |  Health services - Health workers.  |  Health status - Environmental health.  |  Health - Education and promotion.  |  Health - Child growth and development.  |  Health - Treatments.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Parasitic diseases.  |  Health services - Health programs.  |  Health - Preventive health.  |  Yirrkala (East Arnhem Land SD53-04)  |  Umbakumba (Groote Eylandt NT Gulf Islands SD53-08)  |  Galiwinku (Elcho Island East Arnhem Land NT SD53-03)  |  Nhulunbuy / Gove (East Arnhem Land NT SD53-04)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Burke, Tanya, author
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