Doctors and nurses in outback Australia: living with bush initiatives

Doctors and nurses in outback Australia: living with bush initiatives Journal Article

Rural and Remote Health

  • Author(s): Greenwood, G., Cheers, B.
  • Published: 2002
  • Volume: 2

Abstract: This qualitative in-depth study investigates the work and life experiences of 18 female doctors and nurses in remote Australia. The study begins to unravel some of the events and relationships in the women's lives that keep them working and living in remote areas. The study also examines social and working conditions that cause the women to leave, and concludes that action must be taken at both government and local levels to support female health professionals who work in remote locations. This may be achieved by the means of a health promotion action model to underpin such initiatives as the 1999 Commonwealth Government 'fly-in-fly-out' initiative, in which sessional female doctors provide women's health services in remote areas.

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Greenwood, G., Cheers, B., 2002, Doctors and nurses in outback Australia: living with bush initiatives, Volume:2, Journal Article, viewed 10 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=4163.

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