Interprofessional, student-assisted clinics: a solution for neurological rehab in remote Queensland?

Interprofessional, student-assisted clinics: a solution for neurological rehab in remote Queensland? Conference Paper

12th National Rural Health Conference: Strong Commitment Bright Future

  • Author(s): Katherine Galligan, Sabina Knight, Ruth Barker, Peter Wallace
  • Published: 2013

Abstract: There are no dedicated rehabilitation services for people with neurological or ageing conditions in North West Queensland, with the closest specialised services approximately 1000km away on the East coast. This is in spite of there being an increasing burden of disease of neurological and ageing conditions both nationally and globally. There are current and future workforce challenges which provide barriers for the implementation of rehabilitation services. Firstly, few local staff have the capability or capacity to provide specialist, intensive rehabilitation services or to support student placements and secondly, students wishing to undertake training in neurology must do so in cities or major regional centres. North West Community Rehab, an interprofessional, teaching neurological rehab service, was developed to provide a solution to these service delivery and workforce issues.

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Katherine Galligan, Sabina Knight, Ruth Barker, Peter Wallace, 2013, Interprofessional, student-assisted clinics: a solution for neurological rehab in remote Queensland?, Conference Paper, viewed 23 May 2024, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3109.

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