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The importance of universal health care and primary health care for rural and remote Australians

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Menadue, John
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

People living in rural and remote Australia, and particularly Indigenous Australians, have much poorer health and inferior health services than other Australians. This presentation briefly explores the issues of an ageing rural population and its associated health demands, the incidence of depression, lack of access to health care ....

The National Strategic Framework for Rural and Remote Health

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Rural and Regional Health Australia
  • Publisher: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 978-1-74241-672-4
  • Country: Australia

The planning, design, funding and delivery of quality, contemporary health care is universally a complex and challenging task. This is irrespective of setting, community and population characteristics, economic circumstances and individual health status. In rural and remote Australia the complexity is magnified by unique characteristics and cha ....

The need for relapse prevention strategies in Top End remote indigenous mental health

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Nagel, Tricia
  • Journal Name: Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health (AeJAMH)
  • Journal Number: Vol.5, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The Australian Integrated Mental Health Initiative in the Northern Territory (AIMHI NT) is one site of a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Strategic Partnership initiative seeking to improve remote indigenous mental health outcomes - in a context of increasing hospital admissions and high readmission rates. Remot ....

The new Tasmanian rural mental health project

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Ryan, M; Robinson, A
  • Journal Name: Children, Young People and Communities: the Future is in Our Hands Conference - papers
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

The processes for developing the Tasmanian Rural Mental Health Plan are briefly described in this paper which also discusses some of the activities undertaken by the Barrington Support Service in progressing the mental health of students in some of Tasmania's state schools, including AusEinet project, FRIENDS in primary schools, an ....

The Northern Territory Emergency Response: a chance to heal Australia's worst sore

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Glasson, William J H
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.187, No.11/12
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The Federal Government's Northern Territory Emergency Response has three broad objectives: stabilisation to protect children and secure their communities; normalisation of services and infrastructures; and longer term sustainability, bringing Indigenous Australians into line with the choices other Australians enjoy. From a health p ....

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 prevalence of cognitive impairment in a rural in-patient substance misuse treatment programme

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Allan, Julaine; Kemp, Michael; Golden, Annette
  • Journal Name: Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Journal Number: 5.4
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 17523281
  • Country: Australia

Cognitive impairment is one factor known to affect people's ability to participate in substance misuse treatment because of the range of cognitive, behavioural and emotional problems such impairment can cause. Some of the behaviours described as common features of cognitive impairment, such as impaired self-monitoring and self-regulation and lack ....

The relationship between number of primary health care visits and hospitalisations: Evidence from linked clinic and hospital data for remote Indigenous Australians

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Zhao, Yuejen; Wright, Jo; Guthridge, Steven; Lawton, Paul
  • Journal Name: BMC Health Services Research
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14726963

rimary health care (PHC) is widely regarded as essential for preventing and treating ill health. However, the evidence on whether improved PHC reduces hospitalisations has been mixed. This study examines the relationship between PHC and hospital inpatient care in a population with high health need, high rates of hospitalisation and relatively poo ....

The role of self breath-testing devices in the Kimberley region of Western Australia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Cercarelli, R; Mills, K; Jefferies, B; Mak, D
  • Journal Name: Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • Journal Number: Vol. 15, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Issue addressed: To examine the role that alcohol breath-testing devices in licensed premises may have in rural and remote areas of Australia. Methods: Data to monitor the use of the wall-mounted, alcohol breathtesting devices were collected by download from the devices themselves and through survey tools for bar staff and the patr ....

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 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 ....

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 ....

They just don't care: the experiences of mental health consumers in a Queensland bush community

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: McColl, Lisa
  • Journal Name: Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health (AeJAMH)
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

This paper arises from research undertaken in a Queensland rural community to determine the influence of bush identity on attitudes to mental health. Through questionnaires and interviews with mental health service consumers, it was discovered that they felt discriminated against, alienated, disempowered, unsupported and alone. Alt ....

Training and Experience of Nurses in Responding to Alcohol Misuse in Rural Communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kennedy, Alison J, BBSc(Hons); Mellor, David, PhD; McCabe, Marita P, PhD; Ricciardelli, Lina A, PhD; Brumby, Susan A, RN, RM, MHM; Head, Alexandra, BA; Mercer-Grant, Catherine, BBus
  • Journal Name: Public Health Nursing
  • Journal Number: 30.4
  • Publisher: Wiley Periodicals
  • ISBN: 07371209
  • Country: Australia

Alcohol misuse by farmers continues to challenge rural nurses. This article reports on the experiences of Australian nurses participating in the Alcohol Intervention Training Program (AITP). Qualitative interviews of 15 rural and remote nurses. Semi-structured phone interviews were utilized to assess the response to and implementation of the AITP ....

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