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Health and Community Service Industries

Aboriginal Health Worker Status in South Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Dollard, Joanne; Strewart, Terry; Fuller, Jeffrey; Blue, Ian
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 25, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

In 1999, the South Australian Centre for Rural and Remote Health reviewed the status, support arrangements and training needs of Aboriginal health workers (AHWs) in South Australia for the South Australian Aboriginal Health Partnership. This article presents the findings relating to the status or standing of AHWs. Major issues rela ....

Aboriginal health workers and diabetes care in remote community health centres : a mixed method analysis

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Si, Damin; Bailie, Ross S; Togni, Samantha J; d'Abbs, Peter H N; Robinson, Gary W
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 185, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

This article investigates the impact of employing Aboriginal health workers on the delivery of diabetes care in remote community health centres. This study was part of the Coordinated Care Trials of health system reform, conducted from 1997 to 2002 in two remote areas of the Northern Territory: the Tiwi Islands and the Katherine We ....

ABS NSW State and Regional Indicators

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: NSW

Includes data over various years on work, environment, education and training, housing, economic activity, crime and justice, health, family and community. Report Location ....

Access All Areas: New Solutions for GP Shortages in Rural Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Duckett, S., Breadon, P. and Ginnivan, L.
  • Journal Name: Grattan Institute Report
  • Journal Number: No. 2013-11
  • Publisher: Grattan Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 978-1-925015-44-7
  • Country: Australia

Shortages of GP services have a big impact. When people can’t see a GP, they get sick with conditions that could be prevented. This is costly for the health system and for individuals. Many parts of Australia have too few GP services. The number of services per person in the lowest-access rural areas is less than half that of the ma ....

Access to health services in urban and rural Australia: a level playing field?

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Young, A; Dobson, A; Byles, J
  • 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

In relation to a lack of data in Australia to assess the effect that direct financial cost has on the use of health services, this paper identifies the database maintained by the Health Insurance Commission (HIC) as one source of information about out of pocket costs for medical services. Financial data from the HIC for the three a ....

Access to rural general practice and primary care: time now for more equitable and sustainable solutions?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Heard, Sam
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.10, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Australia has the resources to provide reasonable primary medical and health care to all of its population. It is a particularly worthwhile expense, with positive social and biophysical outcomes. In many aspects of health care, primary care provides most of the benefit and almost all of the value. Why then don't we provide this basic service to&n ....

Accessibility of Essential Services in Urban and Regional Australia

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Manning, I
  • Journal Name: National Economic Review
  • Journal Number: 63
  • Publisher: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research
  • ISBN: 0813-9474
  • Country: Australia

The extent to which governments have an obligation to provide a core set of essential services to all taxpayers, irrespective of their place of residence, is a topic of regular political debate. Of particular concern is the quality of telecommunication, health and education services in rural and regional Australia. A major weakness of discussions ....

Accommodation needs for carers of and adults with intellectual disability in regional Australia : their hopes for and perceptions of the future

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Eley, Diann S; Boyes, J; Young, L; Hegney, Desley G
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.3
  • Country: Australia

This article provides an in-depth investigation of the accommodation circumstances of a population of aging adults with intellectual disability living at home with parents or in supported accommodation in an Australian regional centre. Given the ageing of both the carer and adult population with intellectual disability our research ....

Additional years of Australian Rural Clinical School undergraduate training is associated with rural practice

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Forster, Lesley; Assareh, Hassan; Watts, Lisa D; McLachlan, Craig S
  • Journal Name: BMC Medical Education
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14726920
  • Country: Australia

To understand the influence of the number of years spent at an Australian rural clinical school (RCS) on graduate current , preferred current and intended location for rural workforce practice. Increasing the length of time beyond a year at an Australian RCS campus for undergraduate medical students is associated with current work location, pref ....

Adherence to management guidelines for growth faltering and anaemia in remote dwelling Australian Aboriginal infants and barriers to health service delivery

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Bar-Zeev, Sarah J; Kruske, Sue G; Barclay, Lesley M; Bar-Zeev, Naor; Kildea, Sue V
  • Journal Name: BMC Health Services Research
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14726963
  • Country: Australia

Remote dwelling Aboriginal infants from northern Australia have a high burden of disease and frequently use health services. Little is known about the quality of infant care provided by remote health services. This study describes the adherence to infant guidelines for anaemia and growth faltering by remote health staff and barriers to effective ....

Advanced nursing practice: experiences of clients and multi-discipline health workers in bush nursing centres in rural Victoria

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Siegloff, L; Burley, M; Duffy, E
  • 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
  • State/Region: Victoria

The development, implementation and work in progress of a study of advanced nursing practice in the bush nursing context in rural Victoria are examined in this paper. Data are presented about the experiences of clients attending five nominated bush nursing centres in Eastern Victoria and the experiences of other health care workers ....

After the Bushfires: Surviving and Volunteering

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Webber, Ruth; Jones, Kate
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Emergency Management, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 26, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This article analyses the negative and positive implications for bushfire survivors becoming involved in a range of voluntary activities in the bushfire recovery programs following the 2009 Victorian bushfires. It uses data acquired as part of a study of recovery programs being run by Catholic social welfare agencies in several reg ....

Asian migrants' lived experience and acculturation to Western health care in rural Tasmania

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Terry, Daniel; Ali, Mohammed; Le, Quynh
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 6
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

Objectives: The study was designed to explore the lived experience of Asian migrants' health care-seeking behaviour in Tasmania, to discern the acculturation process by which Asian migrants are enabled to use the health system and to identify strategies, which assist migrants to understand and use the health system better. Methods:&nb ....

At-risk Students in a Rural Context: Benefits and Gains from a Coping Skills Program

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Eacott, Chelsea; Frydenberg, Erica
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

There are increasing demands in schools to provide social-emotional learning opportunities for students. This article reports on the utility of a universal coping skills program for young people at risk for depression in a rural context. The study deals specifically with the utility of the Best of Coping (BOC) program implemented to&nbs ....

Australia is continuing to make progress against cancer, but the regional and remote disadvantage remains

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Michael D Coory, Tsun Ho and Susan J Jordan
  • Journal Name: The Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: 199:9
  • Publisher: Australasian Medical Publishing Company
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 1326-5377
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Design: Analysis of routinely collected death certificate and corresponding population data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Setting: Population-based, Australia-wide comparison of mortality rates in regional and remote areas compared with metropolitan areas from 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2010. Main outcome measures: Absolute and r ....

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