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Health workforce turnover, stability and employment survival in remote NT health centres 2004-2015

  • Authors: Russell, Deborah, Zhao, Yuejen, Ramjan, Mark, Guthridge, Steve, Wright, Jo, Jones, Mike, Humphreys, John, Wakerman, John
  • Published: 2019

Background: Delivering effective primary care to where it’s needed most – specifically remote Aboriginal communities – is hampered by high turnover and low stability of health centre staff and a…

Helping grey nomads with diabetes self-management: ADEA Diabetes Research Foundation Showcase and Masterclass

  • Author: De Bellis, Anita
  • Published: 2021

Grey nomads who travel in remote and rural Australia are a growing population. Many are over 55 years of age and have chronic conditions including diabetes. The preparation, management and…

‘Normalisation’ in a Non-normal Environment: Issues in Building Sustainable Mining Communities

  • Authors: Thomas, L., Burnside, D., Howard, B., Boladeras, S.
  • Publisher: URS
  • Published: 2006

‘Normalisation’ in a Non-normal Environment: Issues in Building Sustainable Mining Communities

Reflections on pedagogy in a remote Indigenous community

  • Author: Siemon, D
  • Published: 2017

Commonly used definitions of pedagogy refer to both the art and science of teaching,but art and science are culturally bound as indeed is mathematics and mathematics curriculum. This paper describes…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

Did DI do it? The impact of "Flexible literacy for remote primary schools" program for very remote First Nations schools in Australia

  • Authors: Guenther, John, Osborne, Sam
  • Published: 2018

Over the last 10 years of 'Closing the Gap' considerable public investment has been made into programs designed to improve outcomes for First Nations students, particularly those who live in…

Ngampamurrumiyi yuwurrara jarrumwaka: Both-way science education for Aboriginal pre-service teachers on the Tiwi Islands

  • Author: Rioux, Joel
  • Published: 2017

One great education concern in the Northern Territory (NT) is that there are very few Aboriginal teachers in schools, and even fewer accessing teacher training programs. Universities are well positioned…

Enhancing aspirations for STEM careers in rural, regional and remote communities

  • Author: Roberts, Philip
  • Published: 2017

This paper explores relationship between rural students knowledge of STEM in rural careers, their aspirations towards STEM careers, subject choices and university admission. Rural students often have less access to…

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…

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…

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.…

Telephone teaching: Towards constructivist teaching for rural and remote students

  • Authors: Finger, Glenn, Rotolo, Carolyn
  • Published: 2001

While many school systems are exploring the potential of new technologies, the reality for many rural and remote students in Australia is that they still rely upon High Frequency (HF)…

Web-based strategies for professional induction in rural, regional and remote areas

  • Authors: Herrington, A, Herrington, J
  • Published: 2001

Geographic and professional isolation take their toll amongst professionals, particularly within the first five years of practice in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. The attraction and retention of…

We do it our way: A study of a two way learning exchange for external students in remote Western Australia

  • Author: Rabbitt, E
  • Publisher: Australian Association for Research in Education
  • Published: 1999

The learning styles of external students in remote areas differ from the pedagogy surrounding the modes of study offered by mainstream universities throughout Australia. For many students there are no…

Making Tracks and Visioning Journeys: Understanding further education pathways among remote and very remote Indigenous communities of the Northern Territory

  • Authors: Donna Robbins, James Smith, Wendy Ludwig, Bronwyn Rossingh, Millie Oclay, Peta Fraser, Jamie Hagan, Lisa Watts, Matalena Tofa, Anne Lowell
  • Publisher: Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association
  • Published: 2015

Making Tracks and Visioning Journeys: Understanding further education pathways among remote and very remote Indigenous communities of the Northern Territory

Working the third space: bridging between cultures in Aboriginal mental health

  • Author: Clews, Sharon
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) received funding in 2011 under the C losing the Gap initiative for implementation of the State- wide Specialist Aboriginal Mental Health Service (SSAMHS). Funding…

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