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Health and Community Service Industries

Governments accountable for rural health inequity

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Anonymous
  • Journal Name: Australian Nursing Journal
  • Journal Number: 20.10
  • Publisher: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
  • Published Location: North Fitzroy, Australia
  • ISBN: 13203185
  • Country: Australia

All Australian governments are accountable for the ongoing poor access to quality health care services in rural Australia, delegates at Australia's largest multidisciplinary rural health conference heard last month. Working conditions including incomes, job stability, workplace safety, education, housing and schooling were factors that contribute ....

Health and community services labour force, 2001

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 17402543099
  • Country: Australia

This report contains information on people employed in health and community services in 2001. It is divided into broad sections on the population, economy and industry context; characteristics of health and community services workers; health occupations; community services occupations; and geographic regions. Report Locationhttp://www ....

Health in rural and remote areas of Australia: summary report prepared for the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Warner-Smith, Penny; Lee, Christina
  • Publisher: Women's Health Australia (WHA), University of Newcastle
  • Published Location: Newcastle, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This is a summary of an Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health technical report. In terms of physical health and quality of life, the project finds surprisingly few differences between women living in different parts of Australia, though there are some risk factors for the health of women living outside urban areas, includ ....

Health inequity in the Northern Territory, Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: hao, Yuejen; You, Jiqiong; Wright, Jo; Guthridge, Steven L; Lee, Andy H
  • Journal Name: International Journal for Equity in Health
  • Journal Number: 12.1
  • Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Introduction: Understanding health inequity is necessary for addressing the disparities in health outcomes in many populations, including the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This report investigates the links between Indigenous health outcomes and socioeconomic disadvantage in the Northern Territory of Australia (NT) ....

Health Sector Economic Indicators Report

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: RDA Mid North Coast
  • Publisher: RDA Mid North Coast
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This report has been undertaken in response to a request from the Mid North Coast Local Health District. The Health Care and Social Assistance sector is now the largest employing sector in  Australia and in the Mid North Coast region. The sector also makes significant contributions to the Gross Regional Product of the Mid North Co ....

Health Workforce 2025: Doctors, Nurses and Midwives - Volume 1

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Health Workforce Australia
  • Publisher: Health Workforce Australia
  • Published Location: Adelaide, South Australia
  • ISBN: 978-0-9873201-0-0
  • Country: Australia

Health Workforce 2025 (HW 2025) provides Australia’s first major, long-term, national projections for doctors, nurses and midwives and presents the best available planning information on our future health workforce. It presents the need for essential co-ordinated, long-term reforms by government, professions and the higher education and traini ....

Hearing health outreach services to Indigenous children and young people in the Northern Territory 2012–13 and 2013–14

  • Year: 2015
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

This report presents information on ear and hearing outreach services funded by the Department of Health and delivered by the Northern Territory Department of Health between July 2012 and June 2014. The main funding sources for these services are the National Partnership Agreement on Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory and the Healthy Ears ....

Helping to empower regional multidisciplinary health teams to provide holistic palliative care

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: B Ellis, J Penman
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference
  • Country: Australia

A two-year project funded by an Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing grant to our university aimed to: investigate the experience and perceptions of health professionals involved in providing palliative care in regional areas; identify continuing educational needs; and develop resources to enhance the skills of multidisciplinary ....

Immigrant and Minority Entrepreneurship in Federal Community Development Programs

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Smith, Richard John
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of California, Berkeley
  • Published Location: United States -- California
  • ISBN: 9781124554693
  • Country: United States

This study is about the role of immigrants and minority businesses in a recent community development initiative administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Federal Renewal Community, Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community (RC/EZ/EC) programs spanned the Clinton and Bush administrations and promised t ....

Implementing clinical supervision for Australian rural nurses

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kenny, Amanda; Allenby, Ann
  • Journal Name: Nurse Education in Practice
  • Journal Number: 13.3
  • Publisher: Elsevier Limited
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 14715953
  • Country: Australia

In a practice environment characterised by diversity and unpredictability, the role of rural nurses is described as challenging. Developing strategies to support rural nurses is important, for recruitment and retention, and to ensure that nurses provide quality services for rural communities. Most researchers recommend ongoing education as almost ....

Improving access and equity in rural and remote Australia - provision of women's health medical services by female GPs in remote and rural areas

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Whittle, P; Williams, L
  • Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The personal experience of a bush woman and health consumer, who is also the convenor of the Consumer Network Group of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Section, is outlined in part one of this paper. Part two describes the experience of Doctor Priscilla Whittle, provider of the Rural Women's GP Service. The particular health ....

Improving the skills of rural and remote generalists to manage mental health emergencies

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Ellis, Isabelle; Philip, Tina
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.10, No.3
  • Country: Australia

People living in rural and remote areas have been found to suffer higher rates of mental illness and psychological distress than their urban counterparts. However, mental health consumers are concerned about the lack of access to specialist mental health care and report poor service quality and stigmatizing staff attitudes when pre ....

Income, sense of community and subjective well-being: Combining economic and psychological variables

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Bradley S. Jorgensen, Robert D. Jamieson, John F. Martin
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic Psychology
  • Journal Number: Vol.31, No.4
  • Country: Australia

The purpose of this study was to test the effects of income and reference group income on well-being while controlling for a range of social psychologicalvariables. A random sample of 1033 residents in a regional Australian city were surveyed by mail on a number of variables including subjective well-being, sense of community, attitudes toward th ....

Indicators of Community Strength

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Department of Planning and Community Development
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The Indicators of Community Strength measure Victorian’s perception of their local area amenity, ability to get help when needed, participation and select social attitudes. The following reports provide the framework and evidence that underpin the indicators, 2008 local government area data and an examination of some indicators by select popula ....

Indigenous Parenting Project: main report

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Borg, Tracey; Paul, Anne
  • Publisher: SNAICC
  • Published Location: North Fitzroy, Vic
  • Country: Australia

Phase One of the Parenting Information Project consists of a literature review, program audit and substantial national consultations on parenting information and programs for Australian parents including those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. This document reports upon the Indigenous component. The Department ....

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