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Author Lokuge, Buddhi, author

Title A doctor's dream : a story of hope from the Top End / Buddhi Lokuge ; and Tanya Burke
Published Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2014


Description 1 online resource (vii, 248 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Cover; Praise for A Doctor's Dream; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Authors' Note; PART 1. FIRST, DO NO HARM; 1. Introduction; 2. Leaving suburbia; 3. Farewell Scabies; 4. First trip to Galiwin'ku; 5. Learning about gatekeepers; 6. In between homes; 7. Crusted scabies outbreak; 8. Farewell to Farewell Scabies?; 9. The emperor has no clothes; PART 2. START TO DO SOME GOOD; 10. Humbug; 11. Our new home; 12. Rukula and Yinarri; 13. Listening before jumping; 14. Healthy skin in Gurrumu; 15. Learning about crusted scabies; 16. The banana farm electrician; 17. Island hopping; 18. Return to Gurrumu
19. Prevention20. Listening; 21. Gunyangara skin day; 22. Raminy talks; 23. Ceremonial life; 24. Rukula's surprise; PART 3. MAKING EVERY VOICE COUNT; 25. Better than a thousand commercials; 26. Modern day leprosy; 27. Proven value; 28. Neglected diseases; 29. Message sticks and partners; 30. WASH comes to life; 31. Rukula speaks; 32. Home repairs; 33. Miwatj celebrations; 34. Partnerships and separation; 35. The blinkers come off; 36. Centre for Disease Control conference; 37. Hearing Rukula; Picture section; Postscript; Further information; Acknowledgements
Summary When Dr Buddhi Lokuge embarked on a 5 million program to eradicate an infectious and debilitating disease, he soon realised the entire program was unworkable. By listening to community elders, he discovered a better way forward, and new hope for children and their communities. An inspiring David and Goliath story from Australia's Top End
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 26, 2018)
Subject Lokuge, Buddhi.
Physicians -- Australia -- Biography
Scabies -- Treatment -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Social conditions
Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Health and hygiene -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Social conditions
Aboriginal Australians -- Medical care -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Scabies -- Treatment
Aboriginal Australians -- Medical care
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions
Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Social conditions
Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Burke, Tanya
ISBN 9781743438688