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Telehealth Emergency Management Support Unit (TEMSU): connecting rural, remote and regional Queensland through acute telehealth

  • Author: Crosbie, Deanne
  • Published: 2019

Spanning 1,727,000 km2 and with a population of nearly 5 million people, 40% of whom live outside major cities, Queensland continues to pursue health equality and equity. Sometimes, very appropriately,…

Implementation of nasal high flow therapy in Thursday Island and Cape York

  • Authors: Cairns, Nicholas, West, Sally
  • Published: 2019

Background: Respiratory diseases represent the main reason for paediatric inter-hospital transfers in urban and remote areas. Nasal high flow (NHF) therapy is a simple method of oxygen delivery that provides…

The impact of pain on rural and regional Australia: problems and solutions

  • Author: Bennett, Carol
  • Published: 2019

Ongoing chronic pain is an epidemic in Australia. One in five people are living with chronic pain and this number rises to one in three over the age of 65.…

Partners in health to eLearning module development in rural and remote Western Australia

  • Authors: Pearson, Lesley, Hunter, Christine
  • Published: 2019

Partners in Health is about a collaborative relationship between the Country Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) and Country Health Service (WACHS). It explores: how a learning gap in aged care become…

Healing together: research partnerships between rural Aboriginal communities, services and researchers

  • Authors: Munro, Alice, Shakeshaft, Anthony
  • Published: 2019

Objectives: To evaluate three examples of Aboriginal, community-based drug and alcohol programs to better understand the mechanisms of partnerships between academics and Aboriginal communities. Study 1 examined the impact of…

Riding the funding cycle: dodging ‘potholes’ in regional, rural and remote Australia

  • Author: Cleary, Jen
  • Published: 2019

An increasingly interdependent world economy means that differences across regions and within countries can often be greater than differences between countries. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Australian…

n engineering solution to assist the elimination of trachoma from Australia [online]

  • Authors: Rogers, Peter, McManus, Madeline, Taylor, Hugh, Lange, Fiona Orchard, Jim
  • Publisher: Engineers Australia
  • Published: 2019

Technology transfer from university research to industry is an issue that universities are addressing regularly through many avenues. This paper examines a novel approach by Monash University which involves teams…

A relational approach to designing social technologies that foster use of the Kuku Yalanji language

  • Authors: Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, Alessandro Soro, Paul Roe, Margot Brereton
  • Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
  • Published: 2019

Australia has a rich array of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, but they face decline along with many valued aspects of culture unless they are passed down to, and…

Climate change adaptation for Torres Strait Island communities [online]

  • Authors: Sexton, Mark, Kabai, Adeah, Baldwin, David, Bettington, Stuart
  • Publisher: Engineers Australia
  • Published: 2019

Under a funding agreement contributed to by four Commonwealth Agencies and the State of Queensland, TSIRC was the proponent of and project managed the delivery of a $23.8M coastal defence…

Can psychology student placements improve access to mental health services for Kimberley peoples?

  • Authors: Swain, Lindy, Correia, Helen, O'Donovan, Amanda, Yogayashwanthi, Yogaraj
  • Published: 2019

The numbers of suicide and self-inflicted injuries in the Kimberley are amongst the highest in Australia and are over 7 times higher than the state average. They are the leading…

A collaborative approach in remote Aboriginal communities: why has telehealth worked in the Laynhapuy Homelands?

  • Authors: St Clair, Marianne, Murtagh, David, Kelly, John, Clark, Jeff, Wallace, Ruth, Ford, Linda Payi, Guthadjaka, Kathy Gotha
  • Published: 2019

Aim: The aim of the project was to demonstrate that telehealth could be successfully done with good quality reliable satellite internet for three very remote communities. Setting and participants: This…

Managing dental decay of young Aboriginal children in the Kimberley, Western Australia

  • Authors: Piggott, Susan, Carter, Susan, Arrow, Peter
  • Published: 2019

Background: Aboriginal children in the Kimberley/Pilbara region of Western Australia (WA) experience dental decay at more than 3 times the rate of non-Aboriginal children, the majority of which remains untreated.…

Facilitating sub-acute care 'closer to home' for rural and remote patients

  • Author: Finch, Jennifer
  • Published: 2019

Context and aims: An innovative collaboration between public allied health services and primary healthcare service providers, including an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, is implementing a project to provide an…

Pop-up women’s health service for rural and remote communities

  • Authors: Evans, Alice, Stokell, Sharon
  • Published: 2019

Learning objectives: Development of a sustainable Women’s health service in rural and remote regions. Community participation in implementing a new health service and the resulting community benefits. Activities and methods:…

Sick kidneys—an insight into post streptococcal glomerulonephritis in Central Australia

  • Authors: Dowler, James, Wilson, Angela
  • Published: 2019

Acute post infectious glomerulonephritis (APIGN) is predominantly a disease of poverty and disadvantage, complicating prior infection with Group A streptococcus. The highest documented global rate of this disease is seen…

Routine health checks and developmental reviews for Aboriginal children: Practices in a remote Kimberley primary health care service

  • Author: Bromley, Jane
  • Published: 2019

Aim: Aboriginal children in Western Australia’s Kimberley region have high rates of developmental concerns upon entering school. The purpose of this study was to identify i) current early childhood development…

Place-based mathematics and Projection Augmented LandscapeModels (PALM) on the Tiwi Islands: Building powerful Aboriginal hypothetical learning trajectory

  • Authors: Rioux, J, Michie, M, Hogue, M, Fisher, R
  • Publisher: MERGA
  • Published: 2019

his paper presents an account of a new place-based education initiative using both the mathematical construct of hypothetical learning trajectory and the 3D printing technology or Projection Augmented Landscape Models…

English literacy, power, and community control: ‘Aboriginalisation’ in the Northern Territory bilingual education program

  • Author: Thomas, Amy
  • Published: 2018

Bilingual schooling, introduced in the Northern Territory by the federal government in 1973, was a reality for over twenty schools at the height of the program in the early 1980s.…

Flood studies for remote Indigenous communities in the Kimberley region of Western Australia

  • Authors: Coppolina, Mary-ann, Grace, Damon
  • Publisher: Engineers Australia
  • Published: 2018

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation has provided an assessment of flood risk, and an associated Floodplain Management Strategy, for four remote Indigenous communities in the Kimberley region to…

Aboriginal perceptions of the impact and influences of western education at 'Moola Bulla Native Station', 1910-1955: Lessons learnt from the past

  • Author: Povey, Rhonda
  • Published: 2018

The centring of Indigenous oral history is becoming an integral and powerful aspect of critical methodologies underpinning decolonisation, increasingly unsettling or dismantling what has been remembered, by whom and for…

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