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Health and Community Service Industries

'I think it is the best job ... I love it!' Engendering workplace satisfaction in rural and remote Australian mental health nursing

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Ragusa, Angela T; Crowther, Andrew
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: 22.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management
  • Published Location: Australia
  • ISBN: 10371656
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Mental health nursing in New South Wales, Australia has experienced considerable change as a profession over the past 20 years. In a climate of reduced funding and heightened service need, rural and remote geographies continue to affect workplace environments and experiences. This article presents qualitative focus group data to identify what wor ....

"There's no point in complaining, nothing changes": rural disaffection with complaints as an improvement method

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Griffin, L; Humphreys, JS; Jones, JA; Smith, KB; Meehan-Andrews, TA; Wilson, B
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 30, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Objective: To validate earlier findings that lack of access to health services is the most likely issue of complaint by rural consumers, and that lack of knowledge about how to make effective complaints and scepticism that responses to complaints bring about service improvement account for the underrepresentation of complaints from ....

“Beyond workforce”: a systemic solution for health service provision in small rural and remote communities

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: John S Humphreys, John Wakerman, Robert Wells, Pim Kuipers, Judith A Jones and Phil Entwistle
  • Journal Name: The Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: 188.8
  • Publisher: Australasian Medical Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 1326-5377
  • Country: Australia

• Successful, “innovative” primary health care (PHC) models exist that have adapted to the specific circumstances of their rural and remote context. • A typology of discrete, integrated, comprehensive and outreach rural and remote services exists rather than a “one coat fits all” PHC health service model. • Successful models are cha ....

100 kids, a green shed, endless red dirt and a few stray camels : reconsidering health in the heart of Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Titmuss, Angela
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

In 2005 the author was employed as a youth worker in a remote Northern Territory community. In this paper she makes observations about the level of disadvantage evident in the community. She describes the early life experiences and health status of the community, and problems such as substance misuse and involvement with the crimin ....

A home amongst the gum trees

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Foley, Elizabeth
  • Journal Name: Australian Nursing Journal: ANJ, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 7
  • Country: Australia

I am one of the approximately 70,000 ANF members who choose to live in rural or remote Australia. Whilst I commute by train to the city daily for work I escape each evening to my 'home among the gum trees'. Amidst the beauty of the countryside there are challenges, especially with access to health and aged care services. The ANF is ....

A Profile of Problem Gambling Clients in Northern NSW

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Evans, Barry; Corrigan, Yvonne; Buultjens, Jeremy; Haw, John; Hing, Nerilee; Breen, Helen
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the 14th National Association for Gambling Studies Conference
  • Publisher: National Association for Gambling Studies
  • Published Location: Gold Coast, Qld
  • ISBN: 0958535892
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This paper analyses the first four and a half years of client data from the Northern Rivers Gambling Service (NRGS), an outpatient gambling counselling and education service operated by The Buttery in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Because the NRGS provides the vast majority of problem gambling services in the region, these dat ....

A project-based approach to improving services in reproductive and sexual health in rural areas

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Read, Christine
  • Journal Name: 7th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin, ACT
  • Country: Australia

In 2001, FPA Health, whose primary goal is to improve access to a range of reproductive and sexual health services for regional, rural and remote areas in New South Wales, conducted a reproductive and sexual health needs assessment of the Macquarie area. Community consultations were conducted with students, adolescent mothers, men, ....

A qualitative study of a social and emotional well-being service for a remote Indigenous Australian community: Implications for access, effectiveness, and sustainability

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Carey, Timothy A
  • Journal Name: BMC Health Services Research
  • Journal Number: 13.1
  • Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • Country: Australia

People living in rural and remote Australia experience increased mental health problems compared with metropolitan Australians. Moreover, Indigenous Australians are twice as likely as non Indigenous Australians to report high or very high levels of mental health problems. It is imperative, therefore, that effective and sustainable social and emot ....

A Qualitative Study to the Telemedicine System in Taiwan: The Views of Medical Profession

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Luh, Jer-Junn; Cheng, Po-Hsing; Chen, Heng-Shung; Lai, Jin-Shin
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics; Building Sustainable Health Systems
  • ISBN: 9781586037741
  • Country: Taiwan

Taiwan launched a telemedicine service for rural area since 1995. In this study, a qualitative evaluations of Taiwan's telemedicine was performed to assess various measures of effectiveness (e.g., diagnostic accuracy), efficiency (e.g., cost), and participant's altitudes to determine its success. Qualitative data were collected fro ....

A review of community consultation in the development of a multipurpose service in rural and remote Australia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Durey, A; Lockhart, C
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 28, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This paper examines the role of community consultation and participation in the process of establishing a Multi Purpose Service (MPS) program in two towns in Western Australia. Information was gathered through written documents and semistructured interviews with individuals who were integral to the process. Consumer involvement in ....

A role for communities in primary prevention of chronic illness?: case studies in regional Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Taylor J, Braunack-Mayer A, Cargo M, Larkins S, Preston R
  • Publisher: University of South Australia Centre for Rural Health and Community Development

In regional Australia "communities of place," defined as bounded geographic locations with a local society, undertake community-wide primary prevention programs. In helping to prevent chronic illness, communities provide valuable resources to the health system. To understand the role of community-health sector partnerships for primary prevention ....

A snapshot of how local context affects sexual assault service provision in regional, rural and remote Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Liz Wall & Mary Stathopoulos
  • Journal Name: ACSSA Wrap No. 13
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 978-1-922038-17-3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Regional, rural and remote sexual assault services in Australia face unique challenges in meeting the needs of the diverse populations they seek to support. These issues range from geographical barriers, to meeting specific cultural needs in an appropriate manner. The local context of rural, regional and remote areas in Australia has led to some ....

A systematic review of primary health care delivery models in rural and remote Australia, 1993-2006

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Wakerman, John; Humphreys, John; Wells, Robert; Kuipers, Pim; Entwistle, Philip; Jones, Judith
  • Publisher: Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Since the mid 1990s in Australia, there has been a generally favourable policy environment with respect to rural health. However, there has been little policy attention to the systematic development of sustainable comprehensive primary health care (PHC) service models in rural and remote Australia. This study commenced with the ass ....

A team approach to providing mental health services in a regional centre using a comprehensive primary health care framework

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Fairlamb, Judith; Muir-Cochrane, Eimear
  • Journal Name: Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health (AeJAMH)
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

The value of comprehensive primary health care is often not appreciated in developed countries where technology and economics can limit its potential. Indigenous health workers and women's health workers have long understood that psychiatric diagnosis is not always helpful for some of the people who access their services, and have ....

A World First in Cancer Data Collection Trial

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Hopgood, Nicole
  • Journal Name: Health Information Management Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 38, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

An innovative study to collect comprehensive cancer data is underway in the Barwon South Western region of Victoria. The Evaluation of Cancer Outcomes (ECO) Trial involves the collection of a nationally developed and agreed set of clinical cancer data items across the region. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Australia and ca ....

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