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Remote health workforce safety and security: problems and solutions

  • Author: Menere, R
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

A range of significant occupational health and safety challenges affect clinicians resident in remote communities, as well as visiting Allied Health, Medical Specialist, Retrieval and Management staff. While violence towards…

Health workforce turnover in remote Indigenous communities—who stays, who goes?

  • Authors: Russell, D., Zhao, Y, Guthridge, S, Ramjan, Mark, Wakerman, J, Jones, MP, Humphreys, JS
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

Aim: Health workforce geographical maldistribution is a persisting global issue linked to inequitable access to health services and poorer health outcomes for rural and remote populations. Anecdotal reports suggest that…

The CSIRO National Telehealth Trial: significance for rural and remote health care

  • Author: Celler, Branko
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

The results of the CSIRO National Telehealth trial were recently released and very widely publicised. In a Before and after Controlled Intervention (BACI) design involving >230 patients, the keynote results…

Theorising the impacts of boarding school participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

  • Authors: Benveniste, Tessa, Guenther, John, O'Bryan, Marnie, Osborne, Samuel, Lloyd, Andrew, Milgate, Gina, Mander, Davi, Barrett, Peter, Smith, Leanne, Stewart, Richard
  • Published: 2017

Increased focus and attention has been paid in recent years to providing remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with access to high quality schooling opportunities. Often, this requires attendance…

Race, rules and relationships: What can critical race theory offer contemporary Aboriginal boarding schools?

  • Authors: Benvenister, Tessa, Guenther, J, Rainbird, Sophia, Dawson, Drew, King, Lorraine
  • Published: 2017

Boarding schools have been increasingly championed in strategies to move closer to educational equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. However, there is a significant lack of research and…

How has the evolution of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) built technological confidence and competence in a Remote Indigenous Community?

  • Author: Ewing, Neil
  • Published: 2017

How has the evolution of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) built technological confidence and competence in a Remote Indigenous Community? Throughout my career as a teacher, adult educator, administrator and…

A Co-Ordinated Local Approach to Disordered Eating Services (The ACOLADES Project)

  • Author: Drenkhahn, Heidi
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

To increase by 50% the confidence and skills of Broken Hill clinicians to identify, diagnose and treat Eating Disorders by January 2017. Methods /interventions An online survey was disseminated to…

Unearthing diversity: Aspirations for higher education of students in regional, remote and very remote schools

  • Author: Fray, Leanne
  • Published: 2017

Despite the adoption of the widening participation agenda in Australia, students from regional, remote and very remote communities continue to be underrepresented in higher education. Recent research has indicated that…

An economic perspective on the rural and regional mental health challenge

  • Author: Fels, Allan
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

This presentation will cover the current national mental health reforms resulting from the National Mental Health Commission Report and special issues affecting rural and remote Australia will be the focus…

Empowering Aboriginal families in parenting: Jandu Yani U 'For All Families'

  • Authors: McIlduff, C, Ridley, C
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

During the population-based (Lililwan) study of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) prevalence in the remote communities of the Fitzroy Valley in Western Australia, families and teachers reported challenging child behaviours…

Ten years of trachoma elimination in rural Western Australia: lessons from the field

  • Authors: Huppatz, Clare , Gibson, Robyn, Castledine, Hannah, Cross, Kate, Custodio, Juliana, Davies, Jane, Gilles, Marisa, Jones, Phillippa, Lester, Matthew, Mak, Donna, Mullane, Robert, Symonds, Lyn, Ward, Jeanette, Wood, Marianne, Woollacott, Claire
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

Introduction: Trachoma is an important eye infection, which affects an estimated 84 million people, and is responsible for 8 million cases of preventable blindness worldwide. The international Alliance for Global…

Creating Creative Industries (CI) opportunities with Indigenous secondary school students

  • Authors: Grupeta, Maree, Grushka, Kathryn, Lawry, Miranda, Kerrigan, Susan, Shadbolt, Sane, Street, Kristi, Chand, Ari
  • Published: 2017

This paper presents an in depth case study focussed on an aspect of a broader Australian Government Department of Education and Training, Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program (HEPPP) (2016-17).…

Red Dirt education leaders’ perceptions about what is important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

  • Authors: John Guenther, Sam Osborne
  • Publisher: AIATSIS
  • Published: 2017

Schooling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in remote or ‘Red Dirt’ (Guenther, Disbray and Osborne, 2016) communities has been cast as ‘problematic’, and ‘failing’. The solutions to deficit…

Factors contributing to educational outcomes for Indigenous students from remote communities: A systematic review

  • Author: Guenther, J
  • Published: 2017

Factors contributing to educational outcomes for Indigenous students from remote communities: A systematic review

Adults with a disability living a good life in the NPY Lands

  • Authors: Jensen, H, Gilroy, J, Barton, R, Lincoln, M, Taylor, K., Dew, Angela, Flood, V, Ryall, L, McRae, K
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

This paper reports on the preliminary findings of a qualitative project which aims to investigate ways to enable Aboriginal people with disabilities, their families and carers from the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara…

What can we learn about improving workforce retention from five words?

  • Author: Onnis, Leigh-ann
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

The challenges of recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural and remote Australia are well documented. Increases in need arising from an ageing population and the burden of chronic…

A first for Ferdy’s: our tertiary level research experience on Palm Island

  • Authors: Nallajar, Carcia, Cannon, Christine
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

Working in a remote Indigenous community has many challenges in delivering an effective drug and alcohol harm minimisation and treatment program. We live and work in the community and have…

A common vision: processes supporting regional eye care collaboration

  • Authors: Tatipata, S, Morse, A
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

Background: Eye care is but one of the many specialist health care services provided within Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) and remote community health centres. Achieving positive eye care…

Preventing chronic diseases in remote Aboriginal communities with nutrition and integrative medicine

  • Authors: Trudgen, T, Jenkins, K, Eagle, B, Garnggulkpuy, J, Quinn, M
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

Hope For Health (HFH) is an Indigenous led nutrition project located on Elcho Island, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory and is focused on preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Sixty five years…

Disaggregating remoteness as a school-level predictor of NAPLAN achievement

  • Authors: Roberts, Philip, Their, Michael
  • Published: 2017

In this paper, we explore the association between remoteness and NAPLAN scores. Diverging from previous studies that have examined overall disadvantage, we model for the effect of remoteness above and…

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