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Learning from the past: young Indigenous people's accounts of blood-borne viral and sexually transmitted infections as resilience narratives.
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PMID:  20972915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The Indigenous Resilience Project is an Australian community-based participatory research project using qualitative methods to explore young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's views of blood-borne viral and sexually transmitted infections (BBV/STI) affecting their communities. In this paper we present an analysis of narratives from young people who had a previous BBV/STI diagnosis to explore how they actively negotiate the experience of BBV/STI infection to construct a classic resilience narrative. We examine two overarching themes: first, the context of infection and diagnosis, including ignorance of STI/BBV prior to infection/diagnosis and, second, turning points and transformations in the form of insights, behaviours, roles and agency. Responding to critical writing on resilience theory, we argue that providing situated accounts of adversity from the perspectives of young Indigenous people prioritises their subjective understandings and challenges normative definitions of resilience.
Julie Mooney-Somers; Anna Olsen; Wani Erick; Robert Scott; Angie Akee; John Kaldor; Lisa Maher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Culture, health & sexuality     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1464-5351     ISO Abbreviation:  Cult Health Sex     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883416     Medline TA:  Cult Health Sex     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia.
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