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Travel-related barriers to rural and remote patients accessing specialist care

  • Authors: Tracy Cheffins, Smita Gupta, Rhonda Fleming
  • Published: 2013

The study was undertaken by the Townsville-Mackay Medicare Local (TMML), and aimed to explore the outcomes when people are referred by their rural GP to a specialist in a larger…

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…

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…

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).…

Roll-out of automated external defibrillators to rural and remote Australian communities

  • Authors: Harkness, Lindy, Gale, Lauren, Bishop, Lara
  • Published: 2019

Background: Cardiac arrest occurs in over 25, 000 Australians every year. In the event of cardiac arrest, CPR alone has low rates of effectiveness. However, when provided in combination with…

Q fever knowledge and follow-up practices of northern Australian rural general practitioners

  • Authors: Hollins, Aaron, Abernethy, Gail, Smyth, Wendy, Ray, Robin, Harte, Jane
  • Published: 2019

Introduction: The causative agent of Q fever, Coxiella burnetti, is found in a wide variety of animals and does not require direct animal-to-human contact for infection. Q fever is contracted…

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

  • Authors: Benvenister, 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…

Building the evidence base for allied health in the ‘real world’

  • Authors: Battye, Kristine, Sefton, Cath, Davis, Scott, Curry, Rob
  • Published: 2019

The published evidence for allied health interventions and services is limited, particularly in relation to service models and models of care in rural and remote Australia. Furthermore, there is limited…

An innovative partnership aiming to embed clinical learning in regional WA

  • Authors: Dadelszen, John von, Cahill, Emma
  • Published: 2019

Background: The Benchmarque Group is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 21824) specialising in the development and delivery of nationally accredited clinical skills programs. Earbus Foundation of Western Australia [Earbus]…

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…

Research at arm's length: the risks of doing research in remote locations

  • Author: Partington, G
  • Published: 2003

Conducting research in centres remote from home has many risks associated with it. In this paper, these risks are described in relation to the events that occurred while a research…

Evolution of a remote paediatric disability program

  • Authors: Johnston, Hannah, Pilkington, Claire
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2015

Indigenous Australians experience disability at almost twice the rate of non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous children with a disability have been described as ‘doubly disadvantaged’ and many children and their families experience…

The changing leadership culture in Northern Territory Indigenous remote community schools: Implications for Indigenous female principals and school-community partnerships

  • Author: Kamara, Martha
  • Publisher: Australian Association for Research in Education
  • Published: 2007

The leadership culture in Indigenous remote community schools is gradually changing as education executives in the Northern Territory in Australia are increasingly aware of the relevance of bridging the cultural-gap…

A community of teachers: Using Activity Theory to investigate the implementation of ICTE in a remote Indigenous school

  • Authors: Lloyd, Margaret, Cronin, Rebecca
  • Published: 2002

In 2001-2002, an innovative project entitled Reach In-Reach Out has been conducted in Far North Queensland. Its aim was to use telecommunications and Internet tools to facilitate communication between the…

Alcohol restrictions and drink driving in remote Indigenous communities in Queensland, Australia

  • Authors: Fitts, Michelle S., Palk, Gavan R, Jacups, Susan P
  • Published: 2013

Alcohol restrictions have been implemented in many Indigenous communities internationally, with the aim to reduce alcohol-related harm. Whilst a range of reviews have evaluated such restrictions using different measures, drink…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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