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Strengths-based chronic disease health education in Wangkatjungka Community

  • Author: Vansittart, E. E.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2023

Wangkatjungka remote community in the Fitzroy Valley, Western Australia, is home to approximately 180 Wangkatjungka, Walmajarri, or Gooniyandi Aboriginal people.(1) Many of the women living in Wangkatjungka Community enjoy painting…

Drivers-pressures-state-impact-response of solid waste management in remote communities: A systematic and critical review

  • Authors: Salim, Hengky, Jackson, Melissa, Stewart, Rodney A., Beal, Cara D.
  • Published: 2023

Solid waste and its associated environmental, health and wellbeing impacts and resource and land availability are becoming increasingly challenging to manage in remote and isolated communities. This is primarily due…

Opportunities for clinical decision support targeting medication safety in remote primary care management of chronic kidney disease: A qualitative study in Northern Australia

  • Authors: Tan, Madeleine S. A., Patel, Bhavini K., Roughead, Elizabeth E., Ward, Michael, Reuter, Stephanie E., Roberts, Gregory, Andrade, Andre Q.
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Published: 2023

Introduction: This study aimed to identify opportunities for clinical decision support targeting medication safety in remote primary care, by investigating the relationship between clinical workflows, health system priorities, cognitive tasks,…

Which way from here? An exploration of local perspectives on strengths, needs and goals in the Aurukun Community

  • Authors: Menges, Jack R, Caltabiano, Marie L, Clough, Alan, White, Tim
  • Published: 2023

Aurukun is a small Aboriginal community located in remote Cape York, Far North Queensland. This study explores local perspectives on the goals, strengths and areas of need in the community,…

Augmentative and alternative communication for Aboriginal Australians: Developing core vocabulary for Yolŋu speakers

  • Authors: Amery, Rebecca, Wunungmurra, Julie Gungungbuy, Raghavendra, Parimala, Bukuḻatjpi, Gurimaŋu, Dikul Baker, Rachel, Gumbula, Farrah, Barker, Ruth, Theodoros, Deborah, Amery, Howard, Massey, Libby, Lowell, Anne
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Published: 2023

Yolngu, Aboriginal people from Arnhem Land, Australia are at risk of Machado-Joseph disease, with progressive loss of speech. Yolngu are interested in developing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems in…

Editorial: Battling the tyranny of distance: Mental health in regional, rural, and remote Australia

  • Authors: Amos, Andrew, Coleman, Mat
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2023

Editorial: Battling the tyranny of distance: Mental health in regional, rural, and remote Australia

The Kawa Model: A self-reflection tool for occupational therapy student development in practice placements in Australia

  • Authors: Naidoo, Ornissa, Christopher, Chantal, Lingah, Thanalutchmy, Moran, Monica
  • Publisher: Hindawi
  • Published: 2023

Introduction. The Kawa Model is a conceptual occupational therapy model of practice that uses the metaphor of a river as a medium to support the exploration of self, life events,…

Rethinking the Rings: topographical spaces and digital bodies in Circus Oz’s inland tours

  • Authors: Fuhrmann, A, Fensham, R, Stevens, K
  • Published: 2023

Emerging from the digital archive of Circus Oz are a multiplicity of visual images, pathways and memories that circulate around planes of past performances and their touring contexts; this paper…

Can non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae carriage surveillance data infer antimicrobial resistance associated with otitis media?

  • Authors: Bowman-Derrick, Sophia, Harris, Tegan M., Beissbarth, Jemima, Kleinecke, Mariana, Lawrence, Katrina, Wozniak, Teresa M., Bleakley, Amy, Rumaseb, Angela, Binks, Michael J., Marsh, Robyn L., Morris, Peter S., Leach, Amanda J., Smith-Vaughan, Heidi
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2023

Importance In remote communities of the Northern Territory, Australia, children experience high rates of otitis media (OM), commonly caused by non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi). Few data exist on antibiotic susceptibility…

3D printing for remote housing: Benefits and challenges

  • Authors: Bazli, Milad, Ashrafi, Hamed, Rajabipour, Ali, Kutay, Cat
  • Published: 2023

Additive manufacturing and in particular, concrete 3D printing has been suggested as one of the interesting solutions to unlock remote development, enhance the strength and capability of the local and…

The ethics of overlapping relationships in rural and remote healthcare. A narrative review

  • Authors: Szumer, Rafael Thomas Osik, Arnold, Mark
  • Published: 2023

It is presently unclear whether a distinct “rural ethics” of navigating professional boundaries exists, and if so, what theoretical approaches may assist practitioners to manage overlapping relationships. To be effective…

Investigating key principles for the design of virtual interactions for children that can support the development of oral language through play

  • Authors: Turner, Emma, Mantei, Jessica, Kervin, Lisa
  • Published: 2023

It is well established in Australian research and policy literature that children attending schools in regional, rural, and remote locations will benefit from access not only to experiences and interactions…

Implementation of a food retail intervention to reduce purchase of unhealthy food and beverages in remote Australia: mixed-method evaluation using the consolidated framework for implementation research

  • Authors: Brimblecombe, Julie, Miles, Bethany, Chappell, Emma, De Silva, Khia, Ferguson, Megan, Mah, Catherine, Miles, Eddie, Gunther, Anthony, Wycherley, Thomas, Peeters, Anna, Minaker, Leia, McMahon, Emma
  • Published: 2023

Background: Adoption of health-enabling food retail interventions in food retail will require effective implementation strategies. To inform this, we applied an implementation framework to a novel real-world food retail intervention,…

A pilot study to develop assessment tools for Group A Streptococcus surveillance studies

  • Authors: Pickering, Janessa, Sampson, Claudia, Mullane, Marianne, Sheel, Meru, Barth, Dylan D., Lane, Mary, Walker, Roz, Atkinson, David, Carapetis, Jonathan R., Bowen, Asha C.
  • Published: 2023

Introduction Group A Streptococcus (GAS) causes pharyngitis (sore throat) and impetigo (skin sores) GAS pharyngitis triggers rheumatic fever (RF) with epidemiological evidence supporting that GAS impetigo may also trigger RF…

Using a demographic model to project the long-term effects of fire management on tree biomass in Australian savannas

  • Authors: Murphy, Brett P., Whitehead, Peter J., Evans, Jay, Yates, Cameron P., Edwards, Andrew C., MacDermott, Harry J., Lynch, Dominique C., Russell-Smith, Jeremy
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2023

Tropical savannas are characterized by high primary productivity and high fire frequency, such that much of the carbon captured by vegetation is rapidly returned to the atmosphere. Hence, there have…

Cape York Kidney Care: service description and baseline characteristics of a client-centred multidisciplinary specialist kidney health service in remote Australia

  • Authors: Miller, Andrea, Brown, Leanne, Tamu, Clara, Cairns, Alice
  • Published: 2023

Chronic Kidney disease (CKD) is over-represented amongst First Nation people with more than triple the rate of CKD in those aged 15 years and over. The impact of colonisation, including…

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…

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