Time to end the drought in the bush

Time to end the drought in the bush Journal Article

Australasian Psychiatry

  • Author(s): Coleman, Mathew, Playford, Denese
  • Published: 2019
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Volume: 27
  • ISBN: 1039-8562

Abstract: Objective:This paper outlines the current psychiatry workforce shortages experienced by rural and remote communities in Australia and argues that postgraduate training in psychiatry may play a role in rectifying these healthcare access inequities.Conclusion:Funding for postgraduate medical specialist training in Australia is undergoing a shift away from solely metropolitan-centric training schemes, based on substantial evidence over the past two decades in undergraduate medical training. Psychiatry is well placed to lead the development of dedicated postgraduate rural training pathways to enhance recruitment and retention of an urgently required rural and remote psychiatry workforce.

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Coleman, Mathew, Playford, Denese, 2019, Time to end the drought in the bush, Volume:27, Journal Article, viewed 11 December 2023, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=15341.

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