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Health and Community Service Industries

Employment and population growth in rural and remote Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Fisher, B
  • Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference, Canberra
  • Country: Australia

This paper briefly outlines demographic trends in Australia, addressing issues of: rural employment; changes in agriculture; economic reform and access to global markets; the cost of sustainable economic growth; restrictions on trade; and the challenge for rural health services. Report Location ....

Engaging the decision makers: planning with rural and remote communities for the delivery of health services using telecommunications networks

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Martini, Angelita
  • Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This project on health related telecommunications (telehealth) in Western Australia aimed to address the lack of a suitable, economically costed communications infrastructure to support telehealth in rural and remote areas. The project used participatory action research techniques and involved extensive community consultation. This ....

Enhanced primary care. A rural perspective

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Lewis, P; Misan, G; Harvey, P; Connolly, J; White, A; Noone, J
  • Journal Name: Australian Family Physician
  • Journal Number: Vol. 32, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

BACKGROUND: The Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program is designed to promote better management of and improved health outcomes for people with chronic illness. Specific Medicare item numbers provide government funding to encourage general practitioners to take up health assessments, care plans and case conferences. AIM: We investigat ....

Enhancing Indigenous Participation in Higher Education Health Courses in Rural Victoria

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Kippen, Sandra; Ward, Bernadette; Warren, Lyn
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, The
  • Journal Number: 35
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The poor health status of Australia's Indigenous people is well-documented, as are the links between health and education. Aboriginal communities recognise the utmost importance of improving educational, physical, social and economic well-being in an environment where disproportionate numbers of Aboriginal students fail to complete ....

Enhancing palliative care delivery in a regional community in Australia

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Davidson, PM; Kristjanson, L; Jackson, D; Bennett, ML; Phillips, JL; Daly, J
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 30, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Although access to palliative care is a fundamental right for people in Australia and is endorsed by government policy, there is often limited access to specialist palliative care services in regional, rural and remote areas. This article appraises the evidence pertaining to palliative care service delivery to inform a sustainable ....

Enhancing Palliative Care in Rural Australia: The Residential Aged Care Setting

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Mitchell, Geoffrey; Nicholson, Caroline; McDonald, Keith; Bucetti, Anne
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

The delivery of palliative care in residential aged care communities is challenging, even more so in rural areas due to workforce ageing and shortages. The objectives of the present study were to: (i) assess the needs of, and quality of palliative care delivered to residents of 16 residential aged care facilities in rural southern ....

Ensuring the future of rural social work in Australia

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Brown, Grace; Green, Rosemary
  • Journal Name: http://rsj.econtentmanagement. com/archives/vol/19/issue/4/article/3222/ensuring-the-future-ofrural- social-work-in
  • Journal Number: Vol.19, No.4
  • Country: Australia

There is a long history of social work in remote, rural and regional towns. Recent impacts on rural communities such as globalisation, shifts in primary industry and mining as well as 'tree' and 'sea' changers have resulted in many transformations throughout rural Australia. Many rural communities are confronting a plethora of soci ....

Evaluating Australian Indigenous community health promotion initiatives: a selective review

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Mikhailovich, K; Morrison, P; Arabena, K
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: 7
  • Country: Australia

Effective health promotion interventions are critical to addressing the health needs of Indigenous people. This article reviews published and unpublished evaluation reports between 2000 and 2005 to identify practice issues pertinent to evaluators of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion initiatives. The review find ....

Evaluating the Rural Chronic Disease Initiative

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: England, D
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Consumer
  • Journal Number: Vol. 1, No. 2001 Summer
  • Country: Australia

The author discusses the Rural Chronic Disease Initiative and its strategies to assist people in rural Australia, especially those in small communities, to prevent and better manage chronic diseases and injury. The views of the Health Consumers' Council of Western Australia on this Initiative are also presented. Report Locationhttp:// ....

Evaluation of Primary Health Care Funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Australian National Audit Office
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781921600135
  • Country: Australia

The overarching objective of the evaluation was to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of: the Department's management of PHCF program as funded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services (ATSIHSs); program service delivery by ATSIHSs in improving access to effective primary health care services for Indigenous Aust ....

Evaluation of the Nyirranggulung East Katherine Nutrition Project

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Sullivan, Kate; Colyer, Claire; Johnston, Luana; McCarthy, Leisa; Willis, Jon
  • Publisher: Fred Hollows Foundation
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The Nyirranggulung Nutrition Project is a joint project between the The Fred Hollows Foundation and the Jawoyn Association in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory. The project aims to increase nutrition knowledge and the availability of affordable and nutritious foods in order to improve nutrition and health outcomes in r ....

Evaluation report: The 2nd Sustainable Mental Health - Sustainable Communities, Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Lee Martinez
  • Publisher: University of South Australia Centre for Rural Health and Community Development
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

The focus of the conference for 2012 built on the inaugural conference held in Port Lincoln in 2011 which recommended maintaining a regional stance, ensuring a specific theme and focusing on local mental health issues, whilst encouraging grassroots participation and the inclusion of community representatives. In 2012 we decided to focus on the t ....

Exclusion from access: this has stifled our development

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Anderson, Pat
  • Journal Name: Program and papers: 8th National Rural Health Conference
  • Country: Australia

The issues of self determination and comprehensive primary health care for Indigenous Australians are discussed in this paper, along with the work of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in their struggle for self determination. The paper discusses community control of health services as an important aspect of p ....

Experiencing "change" from within: situating the transition to primary health care in a remote Australian context

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Lockhart, C
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 25, No. 4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The transition to primary health care (PHC) is often described in an idealized manner, which either ignores or obscures the experiences associated with its implementation at the local level. By adopting an anthropological perspective, this article highlights some of these experiences and the context within which they occur for one ....

Exploring the rural paradox: A spatial investigation of rurality and mortality

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Yang, Tse-Chuan
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
  • ISBN: 9781124324609
  • Country: United States

While life expectancy in the U.S. has lengthened over the 20th century, demographic sub-populations have not shared this improvement equally. Health disparities exist along several social dimensions such as gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Among them, somewhat less attention has been paid to geographic health disparitie ....

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