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No longer isolated: increasing clinical pharmacy services in a very remote hospital

  • Author: Milne, Kara
  • Published: 2019

A very remote Hospital Pharmacy Department undertook a six month trial of an additional full time clinical pharmacist. The Pharmacy Department, historically staffed by a sole pharmacist and pharmacy technician,…

Targeted pre-emptive rabies vaccination strategies in a susceptible domestic dog population with heterogeneous roaming patterns

  • Authors: Hudson, Emily G., Brookes, Victoria J., Dürr, Salome, Ward, Michael P.
  • Published: 2019

Australia is free of canine rabies, however northern regions – such as the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA), Queensland – are at risk of an incursion from nearby rabies-infected Indonesian islands.…

Psychosocial care provision for terminally ill clients in rural Australian communities: the role of social work

  • Authors: Johns, Lise L., McAuliffe, Donna, Dorsett, Pat
  • Published: 2019

INTRODUCTION:Despite being one of the most avoided topics of all time, death is a guaranteed eventuality for us all. However, quality psychosocial care as death approaches is not a guarantee.…

Protocol for the Yapatjarrathati project: a mixed-method implementation trial of a tiered assessment process for identifying fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in a remote Australian community

  • Authors: Shanley, Dianne C., Hawkins, Erinn, Page, Marjad, Shelton, Doug, Liu, Wei, Webster, Heidi, Moritz, Karen M., Barry, Linda, Ziviani, Jenny, Morrissey, Shirley, O’Callaghan, Frances, Wood, Andrew, Katsikitis, Mary, Reid, Natasha
  • Published: 2019

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. Early identification can improve functioning for individuals and reduce costs to society. Gold standard…

Aeromedical retrievals of people for mental health care and the low level of clinical support in rural and remote Australia

  • Authors: Gardiner, Fergus W, Coleman, Mathew, Teoh, Narcissus, Harwood, Abby, Coffee, Neil T, Gale, Lauren, Bishop, Lara, Laverty, Martin
  • Published: 2019

Objectives To characterise the people retrieved by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) for treatment of mental and behavioural disorders, and to assess mental health care provision in rural and…

Courting injustice: Mass processing of defendants in the outback

  • Author: Murphy, Julian R
  • Published: 2019

One hundred years ago, colonial criminal law applied to Indigenous people in the bush was rough justice, if it was any sort of justice at all. Historical surveys describe police…

Resilience discourse and adaption strategies

  • Authors: Noble, Keith, Dennis, Tania, Larkins, Sarah
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

We are paying attention to the resilience agenda now because it has become policy, but policy must be measured. Resilience has been used in many fields of science over the…

The influence and importance of the built environment

  • Authors: Noble, Keith, Dennis, Tania, Larkins, Sarah
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

When it’s hot, we find a shady tree to sit under; when it’s cold, we find a windbreak and build a fire; and if there’s danger, we find a safe…

The state of Australia's indigenous languages - and how we can help people speak them more often

  • Author: Simpson, J
  • Published: 2019

In 1788 there were between 300 and 700 Indigenous languages spoken across Australia by millions of people, as shown in anthropologist Norman Tindale's 1974 map. However in the Australian 2016…

Drawing spirits in the sand: Performative storytelling in the digital age

  • Author: Tafler, David I.
  • Published: 2019

For First Nations people living in the central desert of Australia, the performance of oral storytelling drawing in the sand drives new agency in the cultural metamorphosis of communication practices…

Do the Yolŋu people of East Arnhem Land experience smoking related stigma associated with local and regional tobacco control strategies?: An Indigenous qualitative study from Australia

  • Authors: Tane, Moana Pera, Hefler, Marita, Thomas, David P.
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Published: 2019

In remote Aboriginal communities in East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory of Australia, the Yol?u people, traditional owners of this remote and isolated region, have a long tradition of ?arali? [tobacco]…

Vaccine cold chain integrity in remote Australia

  • Author: Young, Angela
  • Published: 2019

Background: Understanding cumulative exposure to temperatures is important for assessing vaccine viability. Cold chain monitoring systems in Australia do not monitor cumulative exposures for individual vaccines from point of manufacture…

Antioxidant rich extracts of Terminalia ferdinandiana inhibit the growth of foodborne bacteria

  • Authors: Akter, Saleha, Netzel, Michael E., Tinggi, Ujang, Osborne, Simone A., Fletcher, Mary T., Sultanbawa, Yasmina
  • Published: 2019

Terminalia ferdinandiana (Kakadu plum) is a native Australian plant containing phytochemicals with antioxidant capacity. In the search for alternatives to synthetic preservatives, antioxidants from plants and herbs are increasingly being…

'Four boys Nga-Lerebina Ngana': Oracy and translanguaging in English and Ndjebbana

  • Authors: O'Mara, Joanna, Auld, Glenn, Djabibba, Lena
  • Published: 2019

In this paper we take on Green's (2017) orientation of the Australian Curriculum: English and consider what might it hold for the students of Australia. We set about analysing eighteen…

Compulsory income management: Combatting or compounding the underlying causes of homelessness?

  • Authors: Peterie, Michelle, Bielefeld, Shelley, Marston, Greg, Mendes, Philip, Humpage, Louise
  • Published: 2019

Compulsory Income Management (CIM) is a form of conditional welfare that involves the mandatory quarantining of a portion of welfare recipients’ social security payments. Quarantined funds are accessible via a…

Rural radio and the everyday politics of settlement on Indigenous land

  • Authors: Waller, Lisa, Mesikämmen, Emma, Burkett, Brian
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2019

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Country Hour radio programmes are produced regionally and promote specific understandings of rurality. This article presents an analysis that shows Indigenous people and issues are rarely…

Talking skin: attitudes and practices around skin infections, treatment options, and their clinical management in a remote region in Western Australia

  • Authors: Amgarth-Duff, Ingrid, Hendrickx, David, Bowen, Asha, Carapetis, Jonathan, Chibawe, Robby, Samson, Margaret, Walker, Roz
  • Published: 2019

INTRODUCTION:Skin infections including scabies and impetigo have a high burden and cause significant morbidity in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia. Nevertheless, there is limited knowledge about community, healthcare practitioner and…

From go to woe: Would a rabies incursion spread in northern Australia?

  • Authors: Ward, M. P., Brookes, V. J., Degeling, Chris, Gabriele-Rivet, V, Hudson, Emily G
  • Published: 2019

Northern Australia faces an increasing risk of a canine rabies incursion due to the eastwards spread of rabies across the Indonesian archipelago. Remote Indigenous communities in northern Australia are situated…

Making space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health workers in health promotion

  • Authors: Conte, Kathleen P, Gwynn, Josephine, Turner, Nicole, Koller, Claudia, Gillham, Karen E
  • Published: 2019

Despite a clear need, ‘closing the gap’ in health disparities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (hereafter, respectfully referred to as Aboriginal) continues to be challenging for western health…

Trekking the desert: Following in the footsteps of tiny vagrants

  • Author: Dickman, Chris
  • Published: 2019

The famed explorer Charles Sturt was the first European to set eyes upon the sand dunes of the Simpson Desert, and was in no doubt about the harshness of the…

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