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Health and Community Service Industries

Population movement can sustain STI prevalence in remote Australian indigenous communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Hui, Ben B; Gray, Richard T; Wilson, David P; Ward, James S; Smith, Anthony M A; Philip, David J; Law, Matthew G; Hocking, Jane S; Regan, David G
  • Journal Name: BMC Infectious Diseases
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712334
  • Country: Australia

or almost two decades, chlamydia and gonorrhoea diagnosis rates in remote Indigenous communities have been up to 30 times higher than for non-Indigenous Australians. The high levels of population movement known to occur between remote communities may contribute to these high rates. High population mobility is likely to contribute to the high lev ....

Practice nursing in rural Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Hegney, D
  • Journal Name: Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession
  • Journal Number: Vol. 26, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Rural Australia faces unique issues in workforce management and health care delivery. This paper provides an integrated review of the existing literature describing the work of practice nurses in rural Australia and the perceptions of consumers. Distinct differences are evident in the role of the practice nurse between rural and me ....

Pregnancy and Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) study

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Maple-Brown, Louise J; Brown, Alex; Lee, I-Lynn; Connors, Christine; Oats, Jeremy; McIntyre, Harold D; Whitbread, Cherie; Moore, Elizabeth; Longmore, Danielle; Dent, Glynis; Corpus, Sumaria; Kirkwood, Marie; Svenson, Stacey; van Dokkum, Paula; Chitturi, S
  • Journal Name: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712393
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Background: Diabetes in pregnancy carries an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes for both the mother and foetus, but it also provides an excellent early opportunity for intervention in the life course for both mother and baby. In the context of the escalating epidemic of chronic diseases among Indigenous Australians, it is vital that thi ....

Primary health care in rural and remote Australia: achieving equity of access and outcomes through national reform

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: John Humphreys & John Wakerman
  • Publisher: National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission
  • Country: Australia

Despite many rural and remote initiatives over recent years, the health needs of many Australian communities are still not adequately met. Residents of rural and remote communities continue to show poorer health outcomes than residents in metropolitan centres, while the health of Indigenous communities remains unacceptable. Many rural and remote ....

Primary Health Care Service Delivery Networks for the Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes: Using Social Network Methods to Describe Interorganisational Collaboration in a Rural Setting

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: McDonald, Julie; Jayasuriya, Rohan; Harris, Mark Fort
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

Adults with type 2 diabetes or with behavioural risk factors require comprehensive and well coordinated responses from a range of health care providers who often work in different organisational settings. This study examines three types of collaborative links between organisations involved in a rural setting. Social network methods ....

Priority setting in primary health care : a framework for local catchments

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: McDonald, John; Ollerenshaw, Alison
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 11, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Managers and staff in primary health care partnerships in local catchments, particularly in regional areas, are periodically required to work collaboratively to set health priorities. Setting priorities involves making decisions about which health needs are most important and what programs will be funded to address them. There is n ....

Program spotlight : Getting Tough or Getting Together - a model of engagement

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Parker, Robyn
  • Journal Name: Family Relationships Quarterly
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

A group of professionals in the Wodonga region in north east Victoria have formed a partnership to deliver a unique model of improving young peoples' engagement with school and the community and providing support services to their families. To find out more, Robyn Parker talked with members of the network of professionals who run t ....

Progress in Australian Regions: Yearbook 2014

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
  • Country: Australia

Australia is made up of diverse regions, from busy interconnected urban areas to isolated remote communities. While the majority of Australians live in cities, a significant proportion of our population is also spread across large and often remote areas. The regions of Australia are progressing at different rates. Examining the regional trends a ....

Projects Integrating Information Systems Are Going Regional - a Systematic Review

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Cruz-Correia, Ricardo; Vieira-Marques, Pedro; Ferreira, Ana; Almeida, Filipa; Wyatt, Jeremy; Costa- Pereira, Altamiro
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics; Building Sustainable Health Systems
  • ISBN: 9781586037741

Integrating Information Systems (IS) is essential to support shared care. Many different integration approaches have been implementation through the years. This paper summarises studies examining approaches to integrate patient data from different IS. The literature was systematically reviewed in the last decade (1995-2005) to iden ....

Providing accommodation services for rural cancer patients: the experience in South Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Beckmann, K; Abell, L; Edwards, D; Leone, L; Kerrins, E; Strange, C; Lee, S; Abram, L
  • Journal Name: Cancer Forum
  • Journal Number: Vol. 31, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

People from rural and remote areas face additional psychological and financial burdens associated with the need to travel for cancer treatment and follow up. To reduce these burdens, The Cancer Council South Australia has established an affordable accommodation service that provides a friendly, homely, supportive environment, where ....

Psychology Services in Rural and Remote Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Roufeil, Louise; Lipzker, Anne
  • Journal Name: InPsych: The Bulletin of the Australian Psychological Society Ltd
  • Journal Number: Vol. 29, No. 5
  • Country: Australia

The paper examines the issues and challenges of delivering psychology services in rural and remote Australia. Rural populations face diverse mental and physical health issues but have limited access to quality psychology services. Rural services are often hampered by a lack of understanding of rural cultures by outsiders and a shor ....

Racism, Discrimination and Health Services to Aboriginal People in South West Queensland

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Ward, Raelene; Gorman, Don
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 34, No. 6
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Social justice from an Aboriginal perspective is about treating everyone affordably with the same rights, access and opportunities, showing respect and embracing all cultures within the community. It is essential that services and organisations create an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and practices to ....

RDA Goldfields Esperance Regional Plan

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Goldfields Esperance
  • Published Location: Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Goldfields Esperance Regional Plan sets out the strategic framework for RDA Goldfields Esperance to contribute to the regional vision. Its priorities are: Attracting and retaining population Increasing access to affordable, adaptable and secure housing Enhancing industry resilience and innovation Ensuring a healthy and valued environme ....

RDA Kimberley Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Kimberley
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Kimberley region of Western Australia is a unique and vast area of desert, river and saltwater country. On the world stage, it is regarded as a last frontier and is renowned for its rugged beauty, isolation, Aboriginal heritage and large areas of pristine wilderness. RDA Kimberley's vision for the region is to create an environment of oppo ....

RDA Riverina Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Riverina
  • Published Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW

The RDA Riverina Regional Plan is a road map for the future development of the Riverina region. Through discussions and consultations with various stakeholders across the region and the review of existing planning documents a footprint for action has been developed. The key emerging priorities and issues are:  Infrastructure development- ....

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