Inclusive Practice for Health Professionals eBook

Jenny Davis, Melanie Birks, Ysanne B Chapman

Inclusive Practice for Health Professionals eBook

Jenny Davis, Melanie Birks, Ysanne B Chapman






8 Oct 2015




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Inclusive Practice for Health Professionals equips students with knowledge of the social, political and cultural factors that influence health care in Australia, to prepare them to be well informed, considerate health professionals. It embraces the multidisciplinary nature of work in the health professions, and applies the term inclusive practice to focus attention on its relevance to all healthcare professionals and improving health outcomes.

The book considers the interface between health care delivery, health care professionals and population groups, and examines the key concepts, influences and strategies of inclusive practice to help students develop best practice skills for working in complex and diverse healthcare settings.

  • Contributors from a wide range of professional groups provide multidisciplinary insights and reflect the interprofessional nature of contemporary healthcare
  • Case studies highlight a diverse range of health care delivery contexts and engage students in the day-to-day work of health professionals
  • Critical thinking and reflection questions in each chapter help readers apply key concepts to real-life situations and reflect on their own experiences
  • Key terms, margin notes, summary points and useful web links in each chapter to further students learning.


1. An introduction to inclusive practice
Fran Richardson
2. Inclusion and exclusion in contemporary Australian health care
Jane Mills & Marnie Hitchins
3. Building inclusive frameworks for practice
Fran Richardson
4. Health system reform for inclusive practice
Marnie Hitchins
5. Diversity and inclusive practice in the workplace
Narelle Biedermann & Drew Burns
6. Social and political elements of inclusive practice
John Solas
7. Population health and health outcomes
Gary Williams
8. Inclusion and health literacy
Julie Shaw, Tony Welch & Moria Williamson
9. Rural and remote inclusive practice
Sue Gordon & Marion Gray
10. Vulnerable and disadvantaged populations
Karen Francis, Faye McMillan, Jane Havelka & Steph Perrot
11. An ageing population
Marg McLeod, Lyn Croxon, Sharon Laver & Faye McMillan
12. Sexuality and gender
Merinda Davis


Jenny Davis: Project Manager, Innovation, Policy and Research, Benetas Support Office

Melanie Birks: Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition, James Cook University

Ysanne B Chapman: independent scholar and Adjunct Professor, Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition, James Cook University


Narelle Biedermann
is the Clinical Coordinator at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare at Federation University Australia.

Drew Burns is the coordinator of the Disability Liaison Unit at Federation University, and brings nine years of experience to his role in addition to his expertise as an AUSLAN interpreter.

Ysanne B Chapman is a retired Professor of Nursing and has been in the profession for almost fifty years. 

Lyn Croxon, RN, RM, Dip Teach, BEd(Nurs), MEd, Grad Dip Gerontology is a Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Coordinator, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, Charles Sturt University. 

Merinda Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts (Gender Studies) and is currently studying a Juris Doctor at the University of Melbourne. 

Professor Karen Francis, RN PhD, MEd, MHlth Sc PHC, Grad Cert Uni Teach/Learn, B Hlth Sc Nsg, Dip Hlth Sc Nsg, FRCNA, FJBI. Karen is currently Professor of Nursing in a jointly funded clinical chair position between Australian Catholic University and St John of God Health Care. 

Associate Professor Susan Gordon has worked as a clinical physiotherapist for more than 20 years, mostly in rural and remote South Australia. 

Professor Marion Gray is Discipline Lead, Occupational Therapy and Leader for the Cluster for Health Improvement research group in the School of Health and Sports Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Jane Havelka is a Wiradjuri woman currently residing in Wagga Wagga, NSW. Jane is the Clinical Coordinator/Lecturer for the Djirruwang (Mental Health) Program in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health at Charles Sturt University.

Marnie Hitchins, BA, GradDipEd , is a researcher at James Cook University’s Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. 

Sharon Laver is a registered nurse with extensive experience in community-based nursingand health service management.

Margaret McLeod is currently the Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the Centenary Hospital for Women, Youth and Children, located in Canberra.

Faye McMillan is a Wiradjuri woman from Trangie, NSW. Faye works at Charles Sturt University (CSU) as the Djirruwang Program Director, which offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples the opportunity to enter the mental health workforce. 

Professor Jane Mills, RN, PhD, MN, Grad Cert Ed, BN, FRCNA , Director of James Cook University’s ( JCU) Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research and Deputy Dean of the JCU Graduate Research School, is an internationally-recognised grounded theorist and expert in nursing education, rural and remote nursing, leadership and mentoring.

Julie Shaw is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Griffith University, Gold Coast Australia and a member of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland.

John Solas lectures in ethics and human rights at the University Southern Queensland.

Gary Williams is an Occupational Therapist and Lecturer for the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences at James Cook University, Townsville. onment, with a special interest in the way that health services are delivered.

Moira Williamson is currently Associate Professor, Head of Midwifery at Central Queensland University.