Utilizing interactive multimedia for the empowerment of aboriginal health workers

El Sayed, Faeka and Soar, Jeffrey and Wang, Zoe (2012) Utilizing interactive multimedia for the empowerment of aboriginal health workers. In: 7th COINFO International Conference on Cooperation and Promotion of Information Resources in Science and Technology (COINFO 2012): Information Sharing in the Cloud, 23-25 Nov 2012, Nanjing, China.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a study that was based on the expectation that using interactive multimedia technology to develop an up-to-date education program for Aboriginal health workers has the potential to expand and reinforce their professional skills throughout their careers. It could maintain and improve their capabilities, improve the quality of healthcare delivery and overall health outcomes for their patients; empower them by being self independent learning, build up self-confidence by allowing them to apply this new learning technology in their work. This article first looks at the Aboriginal health gaps, then explains the approach and findings. Then through a qualitative semi-structure open ended interview as a general need assessment for Interactive multimedia program development, it explores the factors affecting Aboriginal health workers' ability to have more control over their continuing education and being self–esteem and confidence.


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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 23:08
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 01:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: interactive multimedia; self-paced technology; aboriginal health workers; empowerment; Australia
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22883

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