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Pathology testing at the point of patient care: Transformational change for rural communities

  • Authors: Mark, Shephard, Susan, Matthews, Corey, Markus, Emma de, Courcy-Ireland, Lauren, Duckworth, Isabelle, Haklar, Ellen, Kambanaros, Tamika, Regnier, April, Rivers-Kennedy, Grant, White
  • Publisher: IntechOpen
  • Published: 2023

Rural health has long been subject to less investment and often not prioritized in terms of resources (both human and financial) as well as investment, as stakeholders and decision-makers tend…

Telehealth in remote Australia: a supplementary tool or an alternative model of care replacing face-to-face consultations?

  • Authors: Mathew, Supriya, Fitts, Michelle S., Liddle, Zania, Bourke, Lisa, Campbell, Narelle, Murakami-Gold, Lorna, Russell, Deborah J., Humphreys, John S., Mullholand, Edward, Zhao, Yuejen, Jones, Michael P., Boffa, John, Ramjan, Mark, Tangey, Annie, Schultz, Rosalie, Wakerman, John
  • Published: 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic increased the use of telehealth consultations by telephone and video around the world. While telehealth can improve access to primary health care, there are significant gaps in…

Air medical retrieval of Central Australian women in labor: A retrospective observational study

  • Authors: Honan, Bridget, Spring, Breeanna, Gardiner, Fergus William, Durup, Cheryl, Venkatesh, Ajay, McInnes, Jessica, Schultz, Rebecca, Ullah, Shahid, Johnson, Richard
  • Published: 2023

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of remote-dwelling pregnant women with threatened labor referred for air medical retrieval to a regional birthing center…

Less than idyllic: Crime specialization in rural and remote Queensland, Australia

  • Authors: Hodgkinson, Tarah, Martino, Natasha
  • Published: 2023

Rural areas have long been considered bastions of community safety and cohesion. However, recent research in rural criminology has demonstrated the heterogeneity of crime and safety in rural areas. In…

Complex early childhood experiences: Characteristics of Northern Territory children across health, education and child protection data

  • Authors: Roper, Lucinda, He, Vincent Yaofeng, Perez-Concha, Oscar, Guthridge, Steven
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Published: 2023

Early identification of vulnerable children to protect them from harm and support them in achieving their long-term potential is a community priority. This is particularly important in the Northern Territory…

“Where the spirit of wisdom lies”: Inculturation, self-determination and the authority of First Nations*

  • Author: Rademaker, Laura Michelle
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2023

By the 1970s, Christian missions to Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory were enthusiastic supporters of Indigenous self-determination, even as they sought to maintain a missionary presence in Aboriginal communities.…

Spectrum of human Pasteurella species infections in tropical Australia

  • Authors: Mahony, Michelle, Menouhos, Dimitrios, Hennessy, Jann, Baird, Robert W.
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Published: 2023

Background Acquired zoonotic infections with Pasteurella bacterial species have a wide clinical spectrum of disease from invasive infections to localised bite-wound infections. Methods This study reviewed the spectrum of the…

The ties that bind: Social network analysis describes the social element of medical workforce recruitment to rural/remote Australia

  • Authors: Shiikha, Yulia, Ledingham, Rebekah, Playford, Denese
  • Published: 2023

We present the argument that medical recruitment to a previously under-recruited remote town was effected through what Social Network Analysis (SNA) measures as “brokerage” which operates amidst “structural holes”. We…

Health workforce perceptions on telehealth augmentation opportunities

  • Authors: Thomas, L. T., Lee, C. M. Y., McClelland, K., Nunis, G., Robinson, S., Norman, R.
  • Published: 2023

The availability and use of telehealth to support health care access from a distance has expanded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth services have supported regional and remote health…

‘Pretty funny bloody barrister’: Gendered violence in Shame (1987)

  • Author: Tsuei, Jeremy
  • Published: 2023

Steve Jodrell’s Shame (1987) remains remarkably accurate in its depiction of gendered violence in rural/regional/remote (RRR) Australia. However, viewing the film as a normative statement reveals a complex relationship where…

The safety of anaesthesia delivered by rural generalist anaesthetists: a scoping review of the literature

  • Authors: Gilchrist, Peter T., Walters, Lucie, Ward, Paul
  • Published: 2023

Introduction: Rural generalist anaesthetists (RGAs) are central to the delivery of health care in much of rural and remote Australia. This article details a systematic review of the literature specifically…

Blue Carbon in the Northern Territory, Australia: A review of the status and potential for blue carbon restoration

  • Authors: Groom, R, Hutley, L, Brown, B, Lovelock, C, Vickers, R
  • Published: 2023

This literature review contributes to Phase I of the collaborative project ‘Investigating blue carbon opportunities in the NT’ (CDU, UQ & NAILSMA), which is co-funded by the INPEX operated Ichthys…

The devolution dilemma

  • Authors: Cowley, Anthony, Tremblay, Pascal
  • Publisher: Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University
  • Published: 2023

Governments and public servants need to enact the requirement to change the way public servants work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities under the Closing the Gap…

Community-led data collection: Enhancing local-level scabies surveillance in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia

  • Authors: Glennie, Miriam, Dowden, Michelle, Scolyer, Meg, O’Meara, Irene, Angeles, Geoffrey, Woerle, Hannah, Campbell, Patricia T., Gardner, Karen
  • Published: 2023

Novel approaches to geohealth data analysis offer major benefits to neglected tropical disease control by identifying how social, economic and environmental elements of place interact to influence disease outcomes. However,…

Evaluated nurse-led models of care implemented in regional, rural, and remote Australia: A scoping review

  • Authors: Beks, Hannah, Clayden, Suzanne, Shee, Anna Wong, Binder, Marley J., O’Keeffe, Sophie, Versace, Vincent L.
  • Published: 2023

Background Nurse-led models of care are important for populations residing in regional, rural, and remote settings, who experience barriers to accessing health care. A previous review examining a subset of…

Aeromedical retrievals as a measure of potentially preventable hospitalisations and cost comparison with provision of GP-led primary health care in a remote community

  • Authors: Wieland, L, Abernethy, G
  • Published: 2023

Introduction: Kowanyama is a very remote Aboriginal community. It is ranked amongst the top five most disadvantaged communities in Australia and has a very high burden of disease. Currently, the…

The National Rural and Remote Nursing Generalist Framework 2023–2027

  • Author: Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner
  • Publisher: Australian Government
  • Published: 2023

Rural and remote communities’ health and wellbeing needs are often more complex than those of urban communities (AIHW, 2022). Inadequate healthcare resources and infrastructure compounds poorer health outcomes and poorer…

Responding to Health Outcomes and Access to Health and Hospital Services in Rural, Regional and Remote New South Wales

  • Authors: McDonald, Fiona, Malatzky, Christina
  • Published: 2023

Ethical perspectives on regional, rural, and remote healthcare often, understandably and importantly, focus on inequities in access to services. In this commentary, we take the opportunity to examine the implications…

A networked approach to addressing COVID-19 in rural and remote Australia

  • Authors: Nott, Shannon, Hawthorn, Maryanne
  • Published: 2023

Introduction: The COVID-19 global pandemic has been a significant challenge worldwide. This has been particularly so in rural and remote communities where largely metropolitan-based policies do not translate into the…

The value of extended short-term medical training placements in smaller rural and remote locations on future work location: a cohort study

  • Authors: McGrail, Matthew R., Nasir, Bushra F., Chater, Alan Bruce, Sangelaji, Bahram, Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, Srinivas
  • Published: 2023

Objectives To investigate the effects of extended short-term medical training placements in small rural and remote communities on postgraduate work location.Design and setting Cohort study of medical graduates of The…

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