An unusual occupation

Yuginovich, Trudy and Hinspeter, Lyn (2008) An unusual occupation. In: 24th National CRANA Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A number of single nurse remote clinics exist in Australia in remote Indigenous communities, fly in mine sites or small isolated towns. Included in this category are privately employed and State Health employed nurses. Work issues including safety, provision of acute care, trauma, and chronic diseases leave little time for primary health or preventative care. The practice is marked by issues of education, distance from referral centres and limited access to medical assistance. The study was a study of social justice, inequity, shortage and burnout. This paper reports on the social impacts of single nurse clinics in relation to job satisfaction and the impacting factors and outcomes.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Unpublished.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Trudy Yuginovich
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2010 07:46
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: remote, nursing, primary health care
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920206 Health Inequalities
C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5891

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