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Cancer-related help seeking in cancer survivors living in regional and remote Australia

  • Authors: Goodwin, Belinda C., Chambers, Suzanne, Aitken, Joanne, Ralph, Nicholas, March, Sonja, Ireland, Michael, Rowe, Arlen, Crawford-Williams, Fiona, Zajdlewicz, Leah, Dunn, Jeff
  • Published: 2021

<h4>Objectives</h4>To measure rates of detection via screening, perceived self-imposed delays in seeking medical attention, and support seeking in a sample of regional and remote people with a cancer diagnosis and…

Nurse practitioner locums: a plausible solution for augmenting health care access for rural communities

  • Authors: Jennings, Natasha, Lowe, Grainne, Tori, Kathleen
  • Published: 2021

With 2020 being designated the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, it is opportune to acknowledge and recognise the role that nurses undertake in primary care environments. Nurses and midwives…

Barriers and challenges of returning patients back to community after renal transplantation in Central Australia

  • Authors: Karepalli, Vijay K., Brown, Megan, Sajiv, Cherian, Fernandes, David, Thomas, Sajan, George, Pratish, Nayar, Sajith, Pawar, Basant
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Background The majority of patients living in remote communities of Central Australia must relocate to Alice Springs for their dialysis treatments. There is limited information available, about the challenges and…

‘Now it’s not a billabong’: eco-cultural assessment of billabong condition in remote northern Australia

  • Authors: Russell, Shaina, Ens, Emilie, Ngukurr Yangbala Rangers
  • Published: 2021

Globally, the value of integrating multiple knowledge systems is being recognised in ecosystem assessments, monitoring and management. This paper describes a participatory eco-cultural assessment of freshwater billabongs in the South…

Considerations in planning physical activity for older adults in hot climates: A narrative review

  • Authors: See, Lydia, Rasiah, Rohan L., Laing, Rachael, Thompson, Sandra C.
  • Published: 2021

Regular physical activity has multiple health benefits for both the prevention and management of disease, including for older adults. However, additional precautions are needed with ageing given physiological changes and…

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of TeleStroke consultations to support the care of patients who had a stroke presenting to regional emergency departments in Western Australia: an economic evaluation case study protocol

  • Authors: Tsou, Christina, Robinson, Suzanne, Boyd, James, Kamath, Shruthi, Yeung, Justin, Waters, Stephanie, Gifford, Karen, Jamieson, Andrew, Hendrie, Delia
  • Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
  • Published: 2021

INTRODUCTION: The Western Australia (WA) Acute TeleStroke Programme commenced incrementally across regional WA during 2016-2017. Since the introduction of the TeleStroke Programme, there has been monitoring of service outputs, including…

Engaging Indigenous peoples in technology supported human service offerings

  • Authors: Wilson-Evered, Elisabeth, Zeleznikow, John
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2021

Loss of historical artefacts arising from colonisation and past social policy continue to cause disadvantage and distress for indigenous peoples all over the world and particularly so in Australia. Social…

Aboriginal children’s health, playgroup participation and early learning outcomes in two remote Northern Territory communities

  • Authors: Page, Jane, Murray, Lisa, Cock, Megan L., Eadie, Patricia, Nossar, Victor, Niklas, Frank, Scull, Janet, Sparling, Joseph
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Objectives:This study aimed to explore the impact of early health risks on young Aboriginal children?s attendance in playgroups and their early learning outcomes.Design:The study used a cross-sectional design to identify…

Bronchiectasis among Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal patients in the regional and remote population of the Northern Territory of Australia

  • Authors: Mehra, Sumit, Chang, Anne B., Lam, Chor K., Campbell, Stuart, Mingi, Joy J., Thomas, Izaak, Harwood, Suzanne, Maguire, Graeme, Heraganahally, Subash
  • Published: 2021

Introduction: Chronic respiratory disorders are highly prevalent among Australian Aboriginal people living in the Top End Health Service region in the Northern Territory, Australia. Bronchiectasis is a heterogenous disease that…

Mentorship and workplace support needs of new graduate physiotherapists in rural and remote settings: A qualitative study

  • Authors: Martin, Romany Anne, Mandrusiak, Allison , Lu, Andric, Forbes, Roma
  • Published: 2021

Introduction: New graduate physiotherapists working in rural and remote Australia must develop unique skills to work in this setting, while at the same time managing the difficulties typically faced by…

Digital coercive control and spatiality: Rural, regional, and remote women’s experience

  • Authors: Harris, Bridget, Woodlock, Delanie
  • Publisher: Emerald
  • Published: 2021

Technology increasingly features in intimate relationships and is used by domestic violence perpetrators to enact harm. In this chapter we propose a theoretical and practical framework for technology-facilitated harms in…

Environmental struggles in Aboriginal homelands: Indigenizing conservation in Australia

  • Author: Freya, Mathews
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Many large remaining areas of high conservation value currently lie within Indigenous homelands. The attempts of conservationists to protect such areas from industrial development sometimes come into conflict with the…

Variation in feral cat density between two large adjacent islands in Australia’s monsoon tropics

  • Authors: Davies, Hugh F., Tiwi Land Rangers, Rees, Matthew W., Stokeld, Danielle, Miller, Anna C., Gillespie, Graeme R., Murphy, Brett P.
  • Published: 2021

Despite contributing to the ongoing collapse of native mammal populations across northern Australian savannas, we have limited understanding of the ecological constraints of feral cat population density in this system.…

The Top End Sleepiness Scale (TESS): A New Tool to Assess Subjective Daytime Sleepiness Among Indigenous Australian Adults

  • Authors: Benn, E, Wirth, H, Short, T, Howarth, T, Heraganahally, SS
  • Published: 2021

Purpose: To illustrate the utility of a newly developed culturally safe and clinically relevant subjective daytime sleepiness assessment tool “Top End Sleepiness Scale” (TESS) for use among Indigenous Australians. Patients…

Confronting Indigenous educational disadvantage: A Kimberley perspective

  • Author: Hammond, Lorraine
  • Published: 2021

High quality education opens doors for Australian children — yet, this promise seems out of reach for many in majority-Indigenous remote communities. To a casual observer, the path to school…

Culturally competent communication in Indigenous disability assessment: a qualitative study

  • Authors: Ferdinand, Angeline, Massey, Libby, Cullen, Jennifer, Temple, Jeromey, Meiselbach, Kristy, Paradies, Yin, Baynam, Gareth, Savarirayan, Ravi, Kelaher, Margaret
  • Published: 2021

Background: Indigenous people tend to exhibit a higher burden of disability than their non-Indigenous counterparts, and are often underserved by disability services. Engaging appropriately with Indigenous communities, families and individuals…

Incarceration among adults living with psychosis in Indigenous populations in Cape York and the Torres Strait

  • Authors: Charlson, Fiona, Gynther, Bruce, Obrecht, Karin, Heffernan, Ed, David, Michael, Young, Jesse T., Hunter, Ernest
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Objective: The relationship between psychosis and contact with the criminal justice system for Indigenous people living in rural and remote areas is not well understood. In this study, the authors…

Parent Mastery of Conversational Reading at Playgroup in Two Remote Northern Territory Communities

  • Authors: Page, Jane, Murray, Lisa, Niklas, Frank, Eadie, Patricia, Cock, Megan L., Scull, Janet, Sparling, Joseph
  • Published: 2021

This paper explores strategies that support Aboriginal parents’ mastery of evidence-based early learning strategies, and their impact on young Aboriginal children’s learning outcomes. The three-year study followed 32 parent-child dyads…

Role of testing for the COVID-19 response in Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and regional populations

  • Author: Speers, David
  • Published: 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people may be disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and despite isolation remote communities have an increased risk of COVID-19 transmission due to overcrowding and frequent travel…

Assessing the real costs of natural hazard-induced disasters: A case study from Australia’s Northern Territory

  • Authors: Sangha, Kamaljit K., Russell-Smith, Jeremy, Edwards, Andrew C., Surjan, Akhilesh
  • Published: 2021

Natural Hazard-induced Disasters (NHD) cause a wide range of losses to built and natural environments, the latter often beyond standard measures. Precise accounting and characterisation of the losses can assist…

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