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Ms Lauren Gale1, Mrs Marita Box1 1Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia   Purpose: This year, the RFDS celebrates 90 years of delivering essential health services to rural and remote Australians, and our research shows these services are still needed...
  • June 5, 2018
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Ms Sonia Girle1, Mr Matt Cleary1, Dr Nikki Blackwell1,2 1ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action), Dakar, Senegal, 2Department of Critical Care, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia   Purpose Providing medical care in remote, fragile contexts like rural Niger presents...
  • June 5, 2018
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Prof. Sabina Knight1 1Centre For Rural And Remote Health, James Cook University, Mount Isa, Australia   This presentation explores the rapidly changing face of rural nursing and midwifery practice in the context of outback Queensland. The evolution of funding models,...
  • June 5, 2018
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Mrs Rachel Sargeant1, Ms Michelle Maguire2, Mrs Natalie Thaiday3 1Torres And Cape Hospital And Health Service, Cairns, Australia, 2Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service, Cairns, Australia, 3Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service, Cairns, Australia   Coordination of complex...
  • June 5, 2018
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Ms Kristy Hill1, Ms Tarneen Callope 1CRANAplus, Cairns, Australia   Promoting the safety of the primary health care workforce in remote Australia poses many challenges. One area that is not well understood is the workforce safety issues pertinent to the...
  • June 5, 2018
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Miss Amy Wenham1 1National Rural Health Student Network, Mascot, Australia   The poor mental health of our health professionals is a topic that is of global concern. Increased responsibility and often less resources, puts our nursing and allied health professionals...
  • June 5, 2018
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Ms Amanda North1, Ms Julie Moran1 1Cranaplus, Cairns, Australia   This presentation will outline the design and delivery of a new Mental Health Emergencies course, which aims to improve rural and remote practitioners’ response to the often-marginalised people who present...
  • June 5, 2018
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Mrs Brenda Birch1 1CRANAplus, Wonga, Australia   If you’ve ever spent any time with the remote Australian health workforce, you will very quickly conclude that they are some of the most resilient, inspiring and committed people you’ve ever met.  But...
  • June 5, 2018
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Mrs Katie Pennington1, Dr Kimberley Clark1, Professor Sabina Knight2, Assocaite Professor Jacques Oosthuizen3, Dr Yaqoot Fatima2 1Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia, 2James Cook University, Mt Isa, Australia, 3Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia,   Introduction: Have you ever felt unsure about...
  • June 5, 2018
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Mr Greg Smith1 1Maningrida Health Centre, winnellie, Australia   The purpose of the presentation Aboriginal peoples, particularly those living in remote and very remote areas, experience poor health – higher rates of chronic illnesses and avoidable hospitalisations compared to non-Aboriginal...
  • June 5, 2018
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