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Health and Community Service Industries

Integrated services for Aboriginal children and families

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Libby Lee-Hammond
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
  • Journal Number: Vol. 38 No. 1
  • Publisher: Early Childhood Australia
  • Published Location: Deakin West, A.C.T.
  • ISBN: 1836-9391
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This paper discusses an empirical research study based on a community consultation process for the development of an integrated children and families centre. Conducted in Western Australia in 2009, the consultation was designed specifically for the Noongar Aboriginal community, drawing on Indigenous research methods and sociocultural theory. The ....

Integration and retention of international medical graduates in rural communities: a typological analysis

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Han, Gil-Soo; Humphreys, John S.
  • Journal Name: Journal of Sociology
  • Journal Number: Vol.42, No.2
  • Country: Australia

Many rural communities throughout Australia depend on international medical graduates (IMGs) for the provision of primary health care. To date, however, it is not clear how well they integrate into rural communities or how long they intend to stay in practice there. This study reports the results of in-depth interviews undertaken in 2003 with 57 ....

International social policy and non-metropolitan Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Disney, J
  • Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference, Canberra
  • Country: Australia, East Asia

Julian Disney presents a broad picture of the impact of globalisation and social development, before focusing on rural health. He argues that although globalisation has brought disadvantages there are also advantages in terms of the possibilities for the globalisation of governance. Two forms of regionalism are discussed: the poten ....

Internet Access in Selected Aged Care Services in Rural and Regional Queensland

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Soar, Jeffrey
  • 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

Aims: to determine the perceptions of management of change in investment in ICT and internet access in selected residential and community aged care services in regional Queensland. Methodology: a convenience sample using structured telephone interviews of senior executives or managers of service Providers. Findings: participating a ....

Issues and challenges facing rural hospitals

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Wilkinson, David
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.25, No.5
  • Country: Australia

Australia's rural hospitals face most of the same issues and challenges faced by metropolitan hospitals. However they also face additional challenges around geographic isolation, their iconic status and role as major employers in local communities, and their close relationship with community based health services. Future opportunities i ....

Issues in Indigenous health

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Tongs, 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

Arguing that current Aboriginal health problems are multi factorial and related to past experiences as well s to present conditions, this paper briefly considers policy development in Aboriginal affairs in terms of the issues of self determination, Aboriginal community controlled health services, and access to mainstream health ser ....

It's More than the Money: The Relationship between Social Values and Demographic Change in Sustaining a Rural General Practitioner Workforce

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Cheney, Helen; Wilson, Erin; Willetts, Juliet
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

Historically, rural General Practitioners (GPs) in Australia tended to be male, Anglo, middle-class and in nuclear family structures, whereas the contemporary workforce demographic is increasingly female and of diverse ethnicity. Demographic trends and changing social values of university-educated professionals directly affect serv ....

Keeping Doctors Happy in WA's South-West

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Comparti, Alison
  • Journal Name: Health Issues
  • Journal Number: No. 105
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Attracting doctors to regional areas like the south-west of Western Australia is a sophisticated marketing challenge that requires local community action and some red-tape cutting by governments. Report Location;dn=785734746135395;res=IELHEA ....

Keynote address

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

Outlining the opposition Labor Party's direction in health policy, this presentation describes a 'long-term vision for health' in rural Australia. Issues considered include: removal of duplication and inconsistencies between different levels of government in order to use limited health resources for patient based health services; I ....

Kowanyama Community Playgroup Project

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Markwell, Susan; Iboai, Lorraine
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) provides a weekly child health clinic in the remote Indigenous community of Kowanyama, on Cape York Peninsula. The RFDS runs a playgroup as part of the program. This paper describes the establishment of the playgroup program, its goals, the challenges faced, the strategies used to tackle them ....

Literature Review Models of Cancer Services for Rural and Remote Communities

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Penny Adams, Jill Hardwick, Val Embree, Sue Sinclair, Bronwen Conn, Jim Bishop
  • Publisher: Cancer Institute NSW
  • Published Location: Alexandria, NSW
  • ISBN: 978-1-74187-361-0
  • Country: Australia

To understand how cancer services are provided to rural and remote communities in Australia and elsewhere, it was essential to understand the systems within which these services are provided. Thus details on cancer services together with the respective implementation strategies were collated for each state and territory in Australia as well as fo ....

Literature Review: Enhancing Allied health service to rural and remote Indigenous communities

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health
  • Publisher: WA Country Health Services
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

WA Country Health Services (WACHS) is endeavouring to develop a service delivery model to provide allied health and rehabilitation services to Aboriginal people in remote communities. A Community Based Rehabilitation model, with an emphasis on Community Based Workers, has been proposed as a viable framework. There are significant barriers to the ....

Living and coping with diabetes in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: d'Abbs, P; Wong, M; Tamwoy, E; Haswell-Elkins, M; Rogers, W; McDermott, R
  • Journal Name: Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • Journal Number: Vol. 15, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Torres Strait

Issue addressed: Although it is well known that there is a very high prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the Torres Strait Islands and Northern Peninsula Area (NPA), little has been published on the personal perspectives and situations that the people with diabetes face in daily life, which includes managing their disease. This study ....

Living and learning in a rural environment: A nursing student perspective

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Pront, Leeanne; Kelton, Moira; Munt, Rebecca; Hutton, Alison
  • Journal Name: Nurse Education Today
  • Journal Number: 33.3
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • Country: Australia

This study investigates the influences on nursing student learning who live and learn in the same rural environment. A declining health workforce has been identified both globally and in Australia, the effects of which have become significantly apparent in the rural nursing sector. In support of rural educational programs the literature portrays ....

Local Government Service Delivery to Remote Indigenous Communities

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Limerick, Michael; Morris, Robyn; Sutton, Melissa
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This report presents the findings of the first phase of an investigation into models for the funding and delivery of local government services in remote Indigenous communities in Australia. A set of guiding principles critical to the design of any model for funding and delivering local government services to remote Indigenous communities was for ....

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