Central Australian Nurse Management Model (CAN Model): A strategic approach to the recruitment and retention of remote-area nurses

Central Australian Nurse Management Model (CAN Model): A strategic approach to the recruitment and retention of remote-area nurses Journal Article

Australian Journal of Rural Health

  • Author(s): Melanie Van Haaren, Gerald Williams
  • Published: 2000
  • Volume: 8

Abstract: This paper introduces a new strategic approach, the Central Australian Nurse Management Model (CAN Model), to manage remote area nursing services. Central Australia is home to approximately 45 000 people, of whom 30% are Aborigines with a health status that is markedly lower than the rest of the population. While the Federal, State and Territory governments have policies in place to address health inequities, improvement has been hindered by the difficulty in recruiting and retaining suitable nursing staff in remote areas. Implementation of the three key initiatives that comprise the CAN Model has succeeded in attracting, stabilising and skilling a remote area nursing workforce, fundamental to achieving better health outcomes in Aboriginal populations.

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Melanie Van Haaren, Gerald Williams, 2000, Central Australian Nurse Management Model (CAN Model): A strategic approach to the recruitment and retention of remote-area nurses, Volume:8, Journal Article, viewed 15 June 2024, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=12563.

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