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Health and Community Service Industries

Making a difference: rural health initiatives

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

All doctors wanting to be general practitioners are required to undertake a three or four year postgraduate training program. This training will be delivered in rural regions by autonomous regional consortia. Rural training will be delivered by rural doctors in rural regions for rural regions. As a consequence, general practice tra ....

Making the Connection: A Qualitative Study of Brokerage in Aboriginal Health in a Metropolitan Area of Victoria and a Regional Area of New South Wales

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Cheng, Melanie S; Clarke, Angela; Moore, Timothy D; Lau, Phyllis M
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 35, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Objective. Health brokerage is one method being employed by government health agencies in an attempt to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people' access to primary healthcare. This qualitative study explores key stakeholders' understanding and acceptance of the health brokerage model, prior to the implementation of brok ....

Map and Gap Analysis: Pilbara Non Government Organisations

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Jill Cameron, Catriona Cameron, Kirsten Bate
  • Publisher: RDA Pilbara, Government of Western Australia, Pilbara Development Commission, West Pilbara Communities for Children, The Australian Government
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The NGO sector has an integral role in building liveable and healthy communities, and it is widely acknowledged that the sector makes a significant contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of communities and reducing economic and social disadvantage.  RDA Pilbara and the Pilbara Development Commission are working together to suppor ....

Marrying research, clinical practice and cervical screening in Australian Aboriginal women in western New South Wales, Australia

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Read, Christine M; Bateson, Deborah J
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Research shows that Australian Aboriginal women experience a significantly higher rate of mortality from cervical cancer than non-Aboriginal women. As infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is a necessary prerequisite for cervical cancer, a research project, the 'Women, Human papilloma virus prevalence, Indigenous, Non indigenou ....

Maximizing the Impact of Telepractice Through a Multifaceted Service Delivery Model at The Shepherd Centre, Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Davis, Aleisha; Hopkins, Tracy; Abrahams, Yetta
  • Journal Name: The Volta Review
  • Journal Number: 112.3
  • Publisher: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Incorporated
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 00428639
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Shepherd Centre is a nonprofit early intervention program in New South Wales, Australia, providing listening and spoken language services through an interdisciplinary team approach to children with hearing loss and their families. Advances in communication technology and the global push towards telepractice and e-health service delivery model ....

Medical dominance and power: a rural perspective

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Kenny, A
  • Journal Name: Health Sociology Review: The Journal of the Health Section of the Australian Sociological Association
  • Journal Number: Vol. 13, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Whilst historically medicine has maintained a position of dominance and power within the health care system there are suggestions that contemporary social trends such as managerialism, proletarianisation and the corporatisation of the health care system are resulting in challenges to medicine's traditional power. In some countries, ....

Medical students' and GP registrars' accommodation needs in the rural community: insight from a Victorian study

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Wearne, B; O'Meara, P; Chesters, J; Han, GS; McGrail, M
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 26, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Medical education in Australia is currently entering a new era, including support for the significant extension of medical students and general practitioner (GP) registrars' training programs in rural communities. This commitment to rural medical student and general practitioner recruitment and retention has made the provision of a ....

Medical workforce 2012

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: AIHW
  • Publisher: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 978-1-74249-536-1
  • Country: Australia

The supply of employed medical practitioners in Australia increased from 323.2 to 355.6 full-time equivalent practitioners per 100,000 population between 2008 and 2012, which reflected a 16.4% rise in employed practitioner numbers. Women made up 37.9% of practitioners in 2012 compared with 34.9% in 2008. Report LocationClick here to view the fu ....

Mental Health Tertiary Curriculum Project

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: ARHEN project team comprising: David Pierce, Michael Coates, Chris Healey, Fiona Little, Jem Mills , Veronica Barlow, Kerri Boase-Jelinek, Stacey Cotton, Anne Croker , Maddalena Cross, Kathryn Cronin, Martin Harris, Theresa Jokisch, Fiona McCook, et al
  • Country: Australia

This project sought to develop this field by surveying the current provision of mental health training placements in rural Australia and use the findings to improve and shape the future direction of mental health clinical placements and to inform future tertiary curriculum development. Currently rural mental health placements occur in a range of ....

Mobile Digital Breast Screening: An Evaluation of the Queensland Experience

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Russell, Bob; Taylor, Alan
  • Editors: Hansen, David; Schaper, Louise; Rowlands, David
  • Journal Name: 18th Annual Health Informatics Conference: Informing the Business of Healthcare
  • Publisher: Health Informatics Society of Australia
  • Published Location: Brunswick East, Vic
  • ISBN: 9780980552027
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

This paper analyses some of the outcomes associated with the adoption of digital mammography in Breastscreen Queensland's mobile services to rural and remote parts of the state. A fleet of six mobile services, equipped with digital mammography equipment service these locations. Digital technologies, especially in spatially mobile s ....

Models of Health Service Delivery in Remote or Isolated Areas of Queensland: A Multiple Case Study

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Birks, Melanie; Mills, Jane; Francis, Karen; Coyle, Meaghan; Davis, Jenny; Jones, Jan
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 28, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Objective: This paper reports on models of health service delivery in remote or isolated areas of Queensland. Background: There is little research that investigates current models of health service delivery in remote or isolated areas of Australia. Design: A multiple case study research design was employed that included interviews ....

More doctors, better services

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care
  • Publisher: Department of Health and Aged Care
  • Published Location: Canberra ACT
  • ISBN: 0642416133
  • Country: Australia

Health care is one of the major issues facing people in rural, regional and remote areas. Throughout much of rural and regional Australia there is a shortage of health care providers, high turnover in the health workforce, and major problems in gaining access to services. These problems are worse in remote communities. This documen ....

More Than Implementing an Electronic Health Record - Innovation in Tasmanian Community Health

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Boote, Andy; Hill, Ros; Webb, Diane
  • Editors: Coiera, Enrico; Chu, Stephen; Simpson, Carmel
  • Journal Name: Proceedings. Brunswick East, Vic.: Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) ; Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
  • Publisher: Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) ; Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
  • Published Location: Brunswick East, Vic
  • ISBN: 0975101307
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) commenced a business initiative project called the Community Client Health Profile (CCHP) to implement an electronic health record into the community sector. Jointly funded by DHHS and Networking the Nation as part of the Regional Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund, CCHP's prim ....

Mortality inequalities in Australia 2009–2011

  • Year: 2014
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Country: Australia

Australia is one of the healthiest countries in the world. However, despite relatively high standards of health and health care in Australia, not all Australians fare equally well in terms of their health and longevity. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

NAPSA Investigates Barriers to Rural Pharmacy

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Coome, Ashleigh; Gillespie, Briohny
  • Journal Name: Australian Pharmacist
  • Journal Number: Vol. 30, No. 5
  • Country: Australia

A survey by the National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association's (NAPSA's) Rural and Indigenous Affairs Committee (RIAC) found that almost half the students wanted to complete their internship in a nonmetropolitan area. In addition, about 80% of the respondents stated they had considered practising in a regional, rural or remot ....

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