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Role of the margidjbu (traditional healer) in western Arnhem Land.
Traditional healers are still highly regarded and active in Arnhem Land. Their practices are a logical consequence of the traditional health beliefs of the people. Even though certain health beliefs have changed since contact with the Western health care system, the sociomedical theory of disease is still strongly held by the people, including Aboriginal health workers.