Panzironi, Francesca (2009). "Aboriginal traditional medicine in South Australia: interpreting evidence based results through the capability approach" Paper presented at the 6th annual conference of the HDCA, 10-12 September 2009, Lima, Peru.

This paper aims to provide an analysis of the extent to which Aboriginal medicine is integrated into mainstream and Aboriginal health services in South Australia. The paper focuses on Indigenous medicine as being the areas of indigenous knowledge most affected by exclusion and discrimination in Australia. The paper will provide some preliminary results drawn from the ongoing fieldwork in South Australia. The paper will discuss the participative approach adopted to identify how Aboriginal health services can contribute to advance the inclusion of Aboriginal traditional doctors and their medicine within South Australia’s health policy frameworks and the delivery of health services. The results presented in this paper will be considered as the foundational evidence-based rationale to deconstruct the power relations underlying the current mainstream health delivery system offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia.