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Challenge and Excitement - Part One: Loving and Hating Rural Medical Practice

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Han, GS; Chesters, J; Ballis, H
  • Journal Name: Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management
  • Journal Number: Vol. 4, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Aims: This is the first of two papers that explore influences on doctors' decision-making about the location of their practice. Part one focuses on the positive experiences of rural medical practice as expressed by a cohort of rural general practitioners. Part two focuses on the concerns that the doctors have about rural medical pr ....

Climate Change in Regional Australia: Social Learning and Adaptation

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Martin, J; Rogers, M;Winter C
  • Publisher: Victorian Universities Regional Research Network (VURRN) Press
  • Published Location: Ballarat, Victoria
  • ISBN: 9781876851361
  • Country: Australia

In this book are case studies of community level approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation covering communities and governance, farming communities, economics and water. The cases are based on research being undertaken across Australian communities and show how a social learning approach can bring about fundamental change with lastin ....

Community Leadership: Development and the Evolution of Leadership in Himeshima

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Banyai, Cindy
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 3
  • Country: Japan

Leadership is the driving force behind development and the channel through which the characteristics to improve community capacity flow. Community agents are the mechanisms through which community actions are performed and through which development subsequently occurs. This paper discusses the role of community agents and their imp ....

Community Learning Projects: Transforming Post-compulsory Education Provision in Rural Communities

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: McLachlan, Kathryn; Arden, Catherine
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 2
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Rural communities such as Stanthorpe on Queensland's Southern Downs, in Australia, are familiar with turbulent environmental, social, technological and economic change and the adversity that frequently accompanies such changes. The capacity of individuals and communities to bounce back from adversity is referred to as resilience. P ....

Comparing resident attitudes toward tourism: Community-based cases from Arctic Canada

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Stewart, Emma J.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Calgary (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494512142
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Arctic Canada

This research examines attitudes toward local tourism development held by a sample of stakeholders and residents in three Arctic Canadian communities: Churchill, Northern Manitoba, Cambridge Bay and Pond Inlet, both in Nunavut. This research is premised on the idea that complex phenomena such as tourism are best understood through the l ....

Coping and resilience in farming families affected by drought

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Caldwell, K; Boyd, C P
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The present study was a qualitative investigation of the impact of drought on rural families of southern New South Wales, Australia, with particular emphasis on the concept of resilience in times of stress. The aim was to provide insight, from a psychological perspective, into the experiences of rural farmers in a time of adversity ....

Creating inclusive rural communities : grass roots perspectives on the opportunities and challenges

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Rawsthorne, Margot
  • Journal Name: 11th Australian Social Policy Conference : An Inclusive Society? Practicalities and Possibilities
  • Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland

Rural communities in developed countries such as Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland have experienced profound challenges over the past three decades. The social fabric of rural communities in these countries has been and will continue to be affected by global and local processes that compound poverty and e ....

Creative Economic Development, Sustainability, and Exclusion in Rural Areas

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Fleming, Rachel C
  • Journal Name: Geographical Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.99, No,1
  • Publisher: American Geographical Society
  • Published Location: New York, United States
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: North Carolina

Creative economy projects appear appropriate for sustainable rural development, but the benefits and challenges of initiating a creative economy in a rural setting are not well understood. Descriptive data and qualitative research with artists, planners, and residents of Chatham County, North Carolina, suggest that, in terms of sustaina ....

Critical Success Factors for New Rural Industries

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: McKinna et al
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741518016
  • Country: Australia

This report identifies themes and draws together the key performance issues and critical success factors learned from consultation with a broad range of new industry participants. It presents the findings from research into the critical success factors underpinning viable new rural industries. The report provides a valuable insight for people inv ....

Cross Boundary Farming: Can This Challenging Farming Method Save the Australian Family Farm?

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Muenstermann, Ingrid
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

Recent environmental changes and trade liberalisation have significant implications for the way farming will be conducted in future. The number of farming families has decreased by 46% between 1971 and 2006 (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006, Customised Data), therefore the re-evaluation of farming methods seems appropriate. Tra ....

Decentralised governance for natural resource management: Capacity challenges in Australia and Canada

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Robins, L; de Loë R
  • Editors: Lane, M; Robinson C; Taylor B
  • Journal Name: Contested Country: Local and Regional Natural Resources Management in Australia
  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 9780643095861
  • Country: Australia, Canada

In Contested Country, leading researchers in planning, geography, environmental studies and public policy critically review Australia's environmental management under the auspices of the Natural Heritage Trust over the past decade, and identify the challenges that must be met in the national quest for sustainability. It is the first comprehensive ....

Defining and measuring entrepreneurship for regional research: A new approach

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Low, Sarah A.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Published Location: United States -- Illinois
  • ISBN: 9781109572582
  • Country: United States

In this dissertation, I develop a definition and regional measure of entrepreneurship that will aid entrepreneurship research and economic development policy. My new indicators represent an improvement over current measures of entrepreneurship. The chief contribution of these new indicators is that they incorporate innovation, which oth ....

Developing Staff in the Regions

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Sheridan, Linda
  • Journal Name: Incite
  • Journal Number: Vol. 30, No. 12
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The challenges that are faced in setting up a regional library service and attracting and developing suitably skilled staff are discussed. The David Mann Library is one of four regional campus libraries of La Trobe University, Melbourne. Report Location;dn=346058210011445;res=IELHSS ....

Developing the Nurse Practitioner Role in a Rural Australian Hospital: A Delphi Study of Practice Opportunities, Barriers and Enablers

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Haines, Helen M; Critchley, Jennifer
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 27, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Objectives: To gain a consensus view of potential roles for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in a rural Australian hospital and identify the barriers and enablers in their development and implementation. Design: A three round Delphi study. Setting: A rural hospital. Participants: Twenty eight nurses, five doctors, four consumers, two heal ....

Development as social transformation: Assessing the value of social capital in microfinance and its role in the success of the Grameen Bank

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Choudhary, Asma Sana
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Villanova University
  • Published Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
  • ISBN: 9781109095500

Given the growing urgency of combating poverty in the 21st century, this paper discusses the value of promoting microfinance as a development tool, namely the Grameen Bank model, to engender a more inclusive, participatory and most importantly, sustainable approach to international development. This paper contextualizes the role and val ....

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