Presented in Djambarrpuyŋu with English subtitles, this in-depth DVD will be of benefit to Aboriginal people particularly in northeast Arnhem Land and health staff wishing to improve communication and understanding around infectious disease and treatments.
Djambarrpuyŋu (Djambarrpuyngu) with English subtitles
This DVD is useful for Aboriginal people wanting to learn more about infection and how antibiotics work. Health staff wanting to offer opportunities for patients to improve their health literacy and understanding of their illness and treatment will also find this a highly valuable resource.
The DVD begins by explaining what bacteria (germs) are and how Europeans first discovered them using microscopes. It continues by showing how bacteria can cause infections. Once the background context to infectious disease has been set, the DVD goes on to explain how antibiotics work in our bodies, and covers oral and IV formulations. It also covers the problem of 'antibiotic resistance' and the need to finish a course of antibiotics in order to completely resolve infections.
The DVD was developed by our specialised team of health professionals, linguists and Aboriginal consultants, as well as our in-house professional film production team.