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Health and Community Service Industries

Rural and Remote Health Management: 'The Next Generation Is Not Going to Put Up with This ...'

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Wakerman, J; Davey, C
  • Journal Name: Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management
  • Journal Number: Vol. 3, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Aim: To identify, describe and comment on critical health service management issues, particularly relating to human resource management, in the rural and remote context of Australia. Approach: A case study of a Remote Area Nurse manager. Context: Very remote Australia is characterised by ongoing workforce supply problems, professio ....

Rural Communities and Rural Social Issues: Priorities for Research

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Black, A; Duff, J; Saggers, S; Baines, P; Jennings, A; Bowen, P
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642581606
  • Country: Australia

This report deals with priorities for research into rural communities and rural social issues. The report is based on an extensive literature review, together with information derived from a survey of policy-making agencies and researchers, as well as discussion at a national workshop held in Canberra on 19 May 1999. Issues reviewe ....

Rural Health Systems Change

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Harvey, Peter
  • Journal Name: Environmental Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 5, No. 4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Much effort has been expended in recent years attempting to reform the Australian health system in order to deliver more efficient and effective systems of care for an ageing and increasingly chronically ill population. Rural health care systems in particular have been a focus of reform programs, and new initiatives such as Univers ....

Rural health: why it matters

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Wakerman, J; Humphreys, J S
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.176, No.10
  • Country: Australia

The year 2002, the 'year of the outback', provides the opportunity to reflect on why rural health matters and why it continues to be important for Australia. The need for a distinctive rural health approach is argued for in this editorial with rural health issues warranting specific and ongoing attention for the following reasons:  ....

Rural health's demographic destiny

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Larson, Ann
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.2
  • Country: Australia

This article describes how current demographic trends will affect future health service delivery in rural areas of Australia. Age-sex pyramids in particular reveal the changing population distribution - whilst individual towns vary, there is a trend for increased numbers of older people, decreasing numbers of young adults dueto migratio ....

Rural Matters: Retaining Rural Hospital Staff

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Ball, Patrick; Couch, Gabrielle; McGirr, Joe
  • Journal Name: AJP: The Australian Journal of Pharmacy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 91, No. 10765
  • Country: Australia

Recruitment and retention of pharmacists in rural and remote areas remains problematic. Recent work with colleagues in the Greater Southern Area Health Service (GSAHS) on a new initiative in rural hospitals may offer some solutions. Report Location;dn=706581884696223;res=IELHEA ....

Rural medical workforce distribution programs and policies

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Deloitte
  • Publisher: Deloitte Access Economics
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

An underlying principle of current Australian Government health strategy is to achieve a health sector workforce that is distributed to achieve equitable health care and outcomes for all Australians, regardless of location. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Rural Pharmacy Workforce Challenges: A Qualitative Study

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Khalil, Hanan; Leversha, Anne
  • Journal Name: Australian Pharmacist
  • Journal Number: Vol. 29, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Aims: To explore the challenges, including recruitment and retention issues, facing rural community and hospital pharmacists in the Gippsland region of rural Victoria. Results: Family ties, career/business opportunities and flexible working hours were significant issues for both recruitment and retention for all of the participants ....

Rural places and community participation in health services development

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Taylor, Judy; Wilkinson, D; Cheers, B
  • Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
  • Publisher: Department of Communities
  • Published Location: Brisbane, Qld
  • Country: Australia

Community participation in planning for health programs and services can be difficult to achieve, in part because community participation is rarely conceived as development of place. This paper explores how and why communities of place become involved in health service development. It looks at research that examined community initi ....

Rural Rewards: The Career You Want and the Lifestyle Too

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Casey, Carrie
  • Journal Name: InPsych: The Bulletin of the Australian Psychological Society Ltd
  • Journal Number: Vol. 29, No. 5
  • Country: Australia

The author describes the challenges and benefits of running a psychology practice in rural Australia. The limited anonymity, long distances, and the need to manage multiple relationships are offset by the slow pace of life and the diversity of people and experiences that offer a unique opportunity to develop a range of professional ....

Rural Social Work: Moving Forward

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Munn, Peter; Munn, Tricia
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 13, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

This paper discusses issues relating to the practice of front-line practitioners in rural social work. It identifies issues such as centralised decision-making, living and working in the community, establishing an identity and competitive tendering. It briefly addresses these well-known issues and discusses some potential approache ....

Rural, regional and remote health: indicators of health status and determinants of health

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: AIHW
  • Publisher: AIHW
  • Published Location: Canberra
  • ISBN: 978 1 74024 768 9
  • Country: Australia

This report focuses on a comprehensive range of health issues concerning people living in rural, regional and remote Australia. It includes information relating to health status (such as rates of chronic disease, injury and mental health) and determinants of health (such as tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, nutrition and physical activity) an ....

Rural, regional and remote health: indicators of health system performance

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: AIHW
  • Publisher: AIHW
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 978 1 74024 827 3
  • Country: Australia

This report focuses on a comprehensive range of health issues concerning people living in regional and remote Australia. It includes information relating to health system performance (such as health service usage and supply of health workers) and is the 10th report in the AIHW's Rural Health Series. Report LocationClick here to view the full pu ....

Self-sufficiency in Intern Supply: The Impact of Expanded Medical Schools, Medical Places and Rural Clinical Schools in Queensland

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Eley, Diann S; Zhang, Jianzhen; Wilkinson, David
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 33, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Objective: The doctor shortage in Australia generally, and the rural shortage in particular, has led to an increase in medical schools, medical places and rural training. If effective, these strategies will first impact on the intern workforce. We studied the source of interns in Queensland. Methods: Analysis of number, source and ....

Service directions and issues in social housing for Indigenous households in urban and regional areas

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Milligan, Vivienne
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 9781921610431
  • Country: Australia

This research is investigating how social housing services are provided to Indigenous clients in urban and regional settings. It is underpinned by recognition of the status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as 'first peoples' including the presence of traditional owner residents in urban settings, and the fact that Aborigin ....

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