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Helping to empower regional multidisciplinary health teams to provide holistic palliative care

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: B Ellis, J Penman
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference
  • Country: Australia

A two-year project funded by an Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing grant to our university aimed to: investigate the experience and perceptions of health professionals involved in providing palliative care in regional areas; identify continuing educational needs; and develop resources to enhance the skills of multidisciplinary ....

How does mental health status relate to accessibility and remoteness?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Eckert, Kerena A; Taylor, Anne W; Wilkinson, David D; Tucker, Graeme R
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.181, No.10
  • Country: Australia

The aim of this article is to determine whether mental illness is associated with accessibility and remoteness. A cross sectional, population based, computer assisted telephone interview survey, stratified by Accessibility and Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) categories was employed. Overall, mental illness prevalence estimates ....

Hydration status of underground miners in a temperate Australian region

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Polkinghorne, Benjamin G; Gopaldasani, Vinodkumar; Furber, Susan; Davies, Brian; Flood, Victoria M
  • Journal Name: BMC Public Health
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712458
  • Country: Australia

Background: Dehydration is a health risk for miners in tropical regions of Australia. However, it is not known whether dehydration poses a health risk to miners working in temperate regions of Australia. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 88 miners from two underground mines was undertaken in south-eastern New South Wales, Australia. Participa ....

Illicit drug use in regional Australia, 1988-1998

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Williams, P
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642242135
  • Country: Australia

The number of people who use drugs in both metropolitan and regional Australia has increased over the last decade. In previous research it was shown that between 1985 and 1995, rates of drug use in regional Australia were at levels which were observed in metropolitan Australia between one and eight years earlier. Concerns have been ....

Impact of Prescribed Fires on Downwind Communities

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Reisen, Fabienne; Brown, Steve K
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, The
  • Journal Number: 115
  • Country: Australia

Prescribed fires are conducted each year across Australia for fuel management and/or ecological reasons. In some regions, during the period of intensive prescribed burning, large quantities of hazardous air contaminants may be emitted and may exceed urban air quality guidelines. The impact on community health will depend on what ha ....

Impacts and outcomes of diabetes care in a high risk remote indigenous community over time: Implications for practice

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Forbes, Malcolm P; Ling, James; Jones, Sam and McDermott, Robyn.
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19 No. 2
  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
  • Published Location: Collingwood, Vic
  • ISBN: 1448-7527
  • Country: Australia

The aim of this study was to determine diabetes care processes and intermediate clinical outcomes in a remote primary care service in 2009 compared with 2004.Aretrospective review of diabetes care from January 2009 to January 2010 was conducted using a chronic disease register (Project Ferret). Completeness of ascertainment was verified by a manu ....

Implementing clinical supervision for Australian rural nurses

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kenny, Amanda; Allenby, Ann
  • Journal Name: Nurse Education in Practice
  • Journal Number: 13.3
  • Publisher: Elsevier Limited
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 14715953
  • Country: Australia

In a practice environment characterised by diversity and unpredictability, the role of rural nurses is described as challenging. Developing strategies to support rural nurses is important, for recruitment and retention, and to ensure that nurses provide quality services for rural communities. Most researchers recommend ongoing education as almost ....

Improving the accessibility of health services in urban and regional settings for Indigenous people

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Vicki-Ann Ware
  • Journal Number: Resource Sheet No. 27
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 978-1-74249-530-9
  • Country: Australia

Even though a wide range of health services exist in most urban and regional centres, they are not necessarily accessible. Accessible health services are physically accessible, affordable, appropriate and acceptable (that is, culturally competent and non-discriminatory) (ATSISJC 2009a; Scrimgeour & Scrimgeour 2008). This paper draws on a ....

Improving the skills of rural and remote generalists to manage mental health emergencies

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Ellis, Isabelle; Philip, Tina
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.10, No.3
  • Country: Australia

People living in rural and remote areas have been found to suffer higher rates of mental illness and psychological distress than their urban counterparts. However, mental health consumers are concerned about the lack of access to specialist mental health care and report poor service quality and stigmatizing staff attitudes when pre ....

Indigenous environmental health : report of the Fifth National Conference 2004

  • Year: 2006
  • Publisher: Department of Health and Ageing
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 064282892X
  • Country: Australia

Reports on proceedings of conference; includes recommendations from workshop sessions which have been presented to the enHealth Council for inclusion in an Action Framework. Report Location ....

Indigenous health and education: exploring the connections

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Lowell, Anne; Maypilama, Elaine; Biritjalawuy, Dianne
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1876831731
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The study which is the subject of this report was initiated to provide a greater opportunity for Indigenous people themselves to develop and articulate their own theories about the relationship between their education and health. This was to provide the basis from which practical strategies could be generated to achieve community-d ....

Indigenous mortality in remote Queensland, Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Andreasyan, Karen; Hoy, Wendy E.; Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, Srinivas N.
  • Journal Name: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.31, No.5
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

OBJECTIVES: To quantify Indigenous mortality, compare it with non-Indigenous mortality, and identify causes of excess Indigenous mortality by remoteness in Queensland, 1997-2000. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey of all deaths of Queensland residents registered in Australia during the study period. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Mortality rates were st ....

Indigenous patient migration patterns after hospitalisation and the potential impacts on mortality estimates

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Zhao, Yuejen; Condon, John R; Li, Shu Qin; Guthridge, Steven and Chondur, Ramakrishna.
  • Journal Name: The Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19 No. 3
  • Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
  • Published Location: Armidale, NSW
  • ISBN: 1324-0935
  • Country: Australia

This study analysed interregional migration for Indigenous patients in the Northern Territory, Australia. Individual-level linked hospitalisation data between July 1998 and June 2011 were used to describe the migration patterns and associated factors. Micro-simulations were conducted to assess the impacts on mortality estimates. Indigenous patien ....

Indigenous perspectives on the desired attributes of medical graduates practising in remote communities: A Northwest Queensland pilot study

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Woolley, T., Sivamalai, S., Ross, S., Duffy, G. and Miller, A.
  • Editors: David Perkins
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21 No. 2
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • ISBN: 1440-1584
  • Country: Australia

Providing an emphasis on Indigenous health in medical undergraduate education is seen as a high priority by Australian medical organisations. A regional North Queensland medical school asked local Indigenous people to list personal attributes they want to see in graduate doctors who choose to practise in their remote community. Report Locationh ....

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 ....

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