Month: June 2017

Mrs Inara Beecher1 1Country SA PHN, Nuriootpa, Australia   It is widely recognised that health professionals who are well balanced and healthy are able to provide higher quality patient care through enhanced empathy, and through being less likely to make...
  • June 30, 2017
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Ms Lisa Lim1, Mr Shaiel Parikh1, Ms Nadia See1, Mr Kaejenn Tchia1 1James Cook University, Smithfield, Australia   Rural and remote areas experience ongoing challenges with recruiting and retaining dentists, which results in workforce shortages where the need for oral...
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A/Prof Sue Lenthall1, Ms. Heather Keighley2, Mr Rod Menere3, Ms Karen Collas1, Professor John Wakerman1 1Flinders NT, Flinders University, Katherine, Australia, 2Northern Territory Department of Health, Darwin, Australia, 3CRANAplus, Adelaide, Australia   Violence towards RANs has become a significant issue....
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Dr Domenic La Paglia1, A/Prof Shiran Wijeratne2 1Western Health, Melbourne, Australia, 2Werribee Mercy, Werribee, Australia   Introduction: We have conducted a comprehensive audit of 125 surgical admissions over a 3-month period in an outer metropolitan hospital. Challenges faced by our...
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Ms Desiree LaGrappe1, Ms Allison  Grootendorst1, Ms Libby Massey1, Ms Rebecca Amery2 1MJD Foundation, Alyangula, Australia, 2Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia   Machado Joseph Disease (MJD) is a devastating genetic neurodegenerative disorder experienced globally.  Initially causing impaired muscle coordination, MJD...
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Mrs Inara Beecher1 1Country SA PHN, Nuriootpa, Australia   The provision of cardiac health services in remote areas of Australia has many challenges. It is a matter of health equity that residents of remote communities have access to quality evidence...
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Ms Jessica Thomas2, Ms Katy Crawford1 1Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service, Broome, Australia, 2South Australia Health & Medical Research Insitute, Adelaide, Austraia   The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) have been commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Health...
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Ms Sherrie Vickery1 1KPHU, Kalumburu, Australia   Kalumburu is a remote indigenous community 596 km NW of Kununurra, and it is the most remote community of the East Kimberley region. In Kalumburu, there has been a significant history of sexual...
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Mrs Danielle Causer1, Mrs Louise  Poole, Ms Kylie Osborn 1Central West Hospital And Health Service, Longreach, Australia Communications is vital particularly in remote areas. The Central West HHS has a total area of almost 400,000Km2 or 22% of the states...
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Ms Julia Mcintyre1 1Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Limited , Broome, Australia Introduction: The provision of primary health care in an aboriginal medical service in remote communities of Australia has many challenges. Attraction and retention of suitably qualified staff raises challenges...
  • June 30, 2017
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