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Family, Community and Disability

The physician assistant role in Aboriginal healthcare in Australia

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Laufik, Nanette, MPH, PA-C
  • Journal Name: JAAPA : Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Journal Number: 27.1
  • Publisher: Haymarket Media, Inc.
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 15471896
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Australia has a shortage of doctors in general and more so in Aboriginal communities. The 2011-2012 report by Health Workforce Australia endorses the relevance of physician assistants (PAs) in rural Australia, and this article describes the experience of a PA employed in rural Aboriginal Health Services in North Queensland. The author also shares ....

The Positive Parenting Telephone Service : long-term benefits for isolated families

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Hunter, Margaret; Roddy, Denise
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The Positive Parenting Telephone Service (PPTS) provides an innovative model of parent education to families with children aged up to ten years old who live in the Hume region of Victoria. It disseminates parent education and resources to remote areas and marginalised people in socially vulnerable groups in the community, as these ....

The provision of specialist services for adolescents with sexual behaviours - a rural context: what has worked?

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Makepeace, H; Tidmarsh, P; Lancefield, K
  • Journal Name: The Character, Impact and Prevention of Crime in Regional Australia
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The Male Adolescent Program for Positive Sexuality (MAPPS) is an intensive group treatment program, based in Melbourne, for males 10 21 who have been found guilty of a sexual offence and placed on community based orders or custodial sentences for their behaviour. The program places emphasis on young people accepting responsibility ....

The role of social isolation in frequent and/or avoidable hospitalisation: Rural community-based service providers' perspectives

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Longman, Jo, BSc, MPH, PhD; Passey, Megan, BMed, MPH, MSc; Singer, Judy, DipAppSc, PhD; Morgan, Geoff, BSc, PhD
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: 37.2
  • Publisher: Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
  • Published Location: Collingwood, Australia
  • ISBN: 01565788
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This paper reports further analysis from a study investigating service providers' perspectives on factors influencing frequent hospital admission in older patients with chronic disease, and explores the perceived role of social isolation. Semi-structured interviews with 15 purposively sampled community-based service providers in rural New South W ....

The RORRT: young people using the Web to promote positive mental health

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Sullivan, C; Morrison, M; Lee, K
  • 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 Reach Out! Rural and Regional Tour (RORRT) was launched in April 1999. The project aims to work with communities to promote positive mental health for young people living in rural and regional Australia. This paper discusses the objectives of the tour and includes: evaluation design; sources of data; demographics of participant ....

The Socio-Economic Impact of Long Distance Commuting (LDC) on Source Communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Aileen Hoath and Fiona Haslam McKenzie
  • Publisher: Co-operative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation and Curtin Graduate School of Business
  • Published Location: Perth Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This research project examines the socio-economic implications of long distant commute (LDC) workforce arrangements in the resources sector for two ‘source’ or ‘resident’ localities, (rather than on the host communities where mines operate), and communities in regional Australia. They are distant from mining operations, but now home to si ....

The state of the world's children 2012 : children in an urban world

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: UNICEF
  • Publisher: United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • Published Location: New York
  • ISBN: 9789280645972(pbk.) ; 9789280646030(online)
  • Country: Australia

This edition of the annual 'State of the world's children' report focuses on children living in urban environments. It discusses the distribution of children in urban and rural areas; human rights in urban areas; access to sanitation, water, and education; child labour and trafficking; urban challenges for children; measurement and ....

The Sustainable Farm Families Project : changing attitudes to health

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Brumby Susan A; Willder Stuart J; Martin John
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.1
  • Country: Australia

The Sustainable Farm Families project focuses on the relationship between occupational health and safety and farm family health to address premature death, morbidity and injury on Australian farms. It uses health literacy through education and physical assessment to improve health and knowledge outcomes for farm families. This arti ....

The tyranny of distance? : carers in regional and remote areas of Australia

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Edwards, Ben; Gray, Matthew; Baxter, Jennifer; Hunter, Boyd
  • Publisher: Carers Australia
  • Published Location: Deakin, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781921414152
  • Country: Australia

Unpaid care provided by family and friends is invaluable part of a civilised and caring society - even more so in outer regional and remote areas, which feature an increasingly ageing population and a lack of services. This report helps fill in the gap about what is known about these carers, by 1) documenting the geographic spread ....

Therapeutic landscapes: Understanding migration to Australian regional and rural communities

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Townsend, Robert Allan; Pascal, Janice
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: 22.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management
  • Published Location: Australia
  • ISBN: 10371656
  • Country: Australia

This article explores the connections between therapeutic landscapes, social capital and personal well-being for migrants to rural and regional communities. We suggest the theoretical literature and empirical research is underexplored with regard to migration to regional and rural Australia; the landscapes and communities that migrants encounter; ....

There should be more help out here! A qualitiative study of the needs of Aboriginal adolescents in rural Australia

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Mohajer, N; Bessarab, D; Earnest, J
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.2
  • Country: Australia

Aboriginal adolescents living in or near rural towns have different social and cultural needs than Aboriginal adolescents living in large cities or remote areas. Identification of health needs by the community is an established principle of health promotion for improving community health. The objective of this study was to identify ....

Two Birds with One Social Policy Stone: Youth Employment and Regional Skills Shortages in Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Pyke, Joanne; Bertone, Santina; Grace, Marty; Broadbent, Robyn
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Training Research, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 5, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

In June 2005, the Victorian State Government introduced the Regional Jobs Package (RJP) - a twelve month pilot program that attempted to kill two social policy problems with one stone. The problems were youth unemployment and skills shortages in regional areas of Victoria, Australia. The intention of the RJP was to create a 'win-wi ....

Ulyssean ageing: an alternative model for the third age

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Onyx, Jenny; Leonard, Rosemary
  • Journal Name: Australian Social Policy Conference 2007
  • Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This paper describes the concepts of Grey Nomads and Ulyssean Ageing, which represent new ways of ageing and community engagement. The authors propose a template of ageing styles and their policy implications: Ulyssean, Continuity, Pleasure and relaxation; and Decline. The Ulyssean approach sees retirement as independence and a tim ....

Understanding barriers to mental health service utilization for adolescents in rural Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Aisbett, D L; Boyd, C P; Francis, K J; Newnham, Krystal; Newnham, Karyn
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: 7
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

There is little research into rural adolescent mental health in Australia and a lack of data regarding the experiences of rural adolescents who seek help for mental health problems. This study used a qualitative approach to data collection and analysis in order to assist understanding of the barriers to mental health service utilis ....

Understanding Contexts of Family Violence in Rural, Farming Communities: Implications for Rural Women's Health

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Wendt, Sarah; Hornosty, Jennie
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 20, No. 1
  • Country: Australia, Canada

Research on family violence in rural communities in Australia and Canada has shown that women's experience of family violence is shaped by social and cultural factors. Concern for economic security and inheritance for children, closeness and belonging, and values of family unity and traditional gender roles are factors in rural com ....

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