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Health and Community Service Industries

Exploring, employing every endeavour to enhance the health of Aboriginal people

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Ackland, Arlene; Haseldine, Lorraine; Lawrie, Lee; Prideaux, Colleen
  • Journal Name: Program and papers: 8th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

The Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service uses the following strategies to improve the lifespan and quality of life of its clients: being a part of the community; using traditional health care; yarnin (stroytelling or narrative therapy); cooperative work with other organisations; and thinking laterally when it comes to allied h ....

Extreme heat and health: perspectives from health service providers in rural and remote communities in South Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Williams S, Bi P, Newbury J, Robinson G, Pisaniello D, Saniotis A, Hansen A
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Environmental Health and Public Health
  • Journal Number: 10:11
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Among the challenges for rural communities and health services in Australia, climate change and increasing extreme heat are emerging as additional stressors. Effective public health responses to extreme heat require an understanding of the impact on health and well-being, and the risk or protective factors within communities. This study draws on ....

Eye Health Programs within Remote Aboriginal Communities in Australia: A Review of the Literature

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Durkin, Shane R
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 32, No. 4
  • Country: Australia

Objective: To review the literature regarding the most sustainable and culturally appropriate ways in which to implement eye health care programs within remote Aboriginal communities in Australia from a primary health care perspective. Data sources: The search included letters, editorials and papers (published and unpublished) from ....

Factors associated with reported service use for mental health problems by residents of rural and remote communities: Cross-sectional findings from a baseline survey

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Coleman, Clare; Inder, Kerry J; Allan, John; Arya, Dinesh; Roberts, Russell; Buss, Richard
  • Journal Name: BMC Health Services Research
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14726963
  • Country: Canada, England, Australia

The patterns of health service use by rural and remote residents are poorly understood and under-represented in national surveys. This paper examines professional and non-professional service use for mental health problems in rural and remote communities in Australia. Report Location ....

Factors influencing the utilisation of health services by rural men

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Buckley, D; Lower, T
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 25, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This research identified the barriers and enablers that influence the utilisation of health services by rural men in the Midwest region of Western Australia. The methodology was based on participatory action research, including qualitative assessments to determine the issues for a larger quantitative study. Four variables were iden ....

Fair dental care for low income earners: national report on the state of dental care

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Australian Council of Social Service
  • Journal Name: ACOSS Info
  • ISBN: 0858717441
  • Country: Australia

Oral health has important implications for general health and well being. Oral disease can affect people's eating, sleeping, work and social lives. The Federal Government's national oral health plan was endorsed by Australian health ministers on 29 July 2004. In this report, ACOSS reviews the provisions of the plan and progress mad ....

Family carers' health and well-being and community capacity building in rural areas

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

The Carers' Association of South Australia performs services across the state, but the author focuses on approaches taken by carers in rural areas. She looks at the impact of caregiving on the health and well being of family carers and their lifestyle choices. She also considers current trends in Australian policy with reference to ....

Far West Regional Action Plan

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: NSW Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Publisher: New South Wales Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 978-0-7313-5435-5
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The NSW Government is fulfilling a new agenda to deliver integrated strategic planning for land use, transport and infrastructure investment, backed up by rigorous financial management and is committed to partnering with communities, including aboriginal communities to improve social and economic outcomes. The long term strategies will align to N ....

Filling the Gap: An Evaluation of a Voluntary Dental Program Within an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Primary Health Service

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Pulver, Lisa Jackson; Fitzpatrick, Sally; Ritchie, Jan; Norrie, Marion
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 34, No. 4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Objectives: For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, access to oral health care is complicated by a maldistribution of dentists in regional areas. To address this problem in Far North Queensland, a volunteer dental program 'Filling the Gap' was established in 2006 in partnership with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait ....

Finding solutions: delivering quality aged care in rural and remote Australia

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Alt, Merilyn; Beatty, Dianne
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin, ACT
  • Country:

In 2000, the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care commissioned a survey of regional, rural and remote aged care in over 20 services across Australia in order to identify and document the common features of successful practice in a challenging environment. The authors outline common difficulties associated with service de ....

Five-year results of surgical colorectal cancer treatment in rural Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Wichmann, Matthias W.; Beukes, Eben; Esufali, Shaukat T.; Plaumann, Lutz; Maddern, Guy
  • Journal Name: ANZ Journal of Surgery
  • Journal Number: 83.3
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: East Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 14451433
  • Country: Australia

The incidence of colorectal cancer in Australia is among the highest worldwide. We investigate whether similar treatment results for colorectal cancer can be achieved in rural surgery as reported from metropolitan centres. Assessment of overall and cancer-specific survival of all patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer over a 5-year ti ....

From rural service centres to systems of rural service delivery: Reformulation of the approach in the context of integrated development in South Africa

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Robinson, Peter
  • Journal Name: International Development Planning Review
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Published Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Country: South Africa

Since the early 1980s, there have been a number of attempts to use rural service centres as a policy instrument for regional development in South Africa. This paper traces the evolution and reformulation of the strategy and concept through an examination of six case studies. These demonstrate how rural service centres were incorporated ....

Geographic remoteness, area-level socioeconomic disadvantage and inequalities in colorectal cancer survival in Queensland: a multilevel analysis

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Baade, Peter D; Dasgupta, Paramita; Aitken, Joanne F; Turrell, Gavin
  • Journal Name: BMC Cancer
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712407
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The paper explores the impact of geographical remoteness and area-level socioeconomic disadvantage on colorectal cancer (CRC) survival. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Getting doctors into the bush: General Practitioners' preferences for rural location

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Scott, Anthony; Witt, Julia; Humphreys, John; Joyce, Catherine; Kalb, Guyonne; Jeon, Sung-Hee; McGrail, Matthew
  • Journal Name: Social Science & Medicine
  • Journal Number: 96
  • Publisher: Pergamon Press Inc.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 02779536
  • Country: Australia

A key policy issue in many countries is the maldistribution of doctors across geographic areas, which has important effects on equity of access and health care costs. Many government programs and incentive schemes have been established to encourage doctors to practise in rural areas. However, there is little robust evidence of the effectiveness o ....

Governance and service delivery for remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory: challenges and opportunities

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Westbury, N; Sanders, W
  • Journal Name: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
  • Publisher: Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731549058
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

This report attempts to identify a way forward on some of the challenging self-governance and service delivery issues facing governments and Aboriginal peoples, by identifying strategic opportunities for change and the development of more collaborative relationships. The authors provide some background on Aboriginal affairs reform ....

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