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OBJECTIVE To describe the nursing workforce in very remote Australia, characteristics and key issues. METHODS Data were collected from four main sources: the refined CRANAplus database of remote health facilities; the 2006 census which provided population and percentage of Indigenous people in communities in very remote Australia; a national survey on(More)
OBJECTIVE Review and synthesise the literature identifying the stresses experienced by remote area nurses (RANs). Identify interventions implemented to address identified stresses. Explore the use of the job demands-resources (JD-R) model. METHODS A comprehensive literature review was conducted using the meta-databases Ovid and Informit. SETTING Remote(More)
INTRODUCTION Nurses in remote areas of Australia are the primary healthcare professionals, who need to be able to deliver comprehensive and culturally sensitive care to clients, many of whom are Indigenous Australians. Adequate and specific preparation for practice is crucial to the quality of care delivered by remote area nurses (RANs). Objective(More)
OBJECTIVE   To identify key workplace demands and resources for nurses working in very remote Australia and measure levels of occupational stress in this population. METHODS   The study used a cross-sectional design, utilising a structured questionnaire. SETTING   Health centres in very remote Australia. RESULTS   Nurses working in very remote(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the development of a postgraduate, multidisciplinary program designed to meet the needs of remote health professionals, present formative evaluation findings and to offer an analysis of the difficulties and lessons learnt. DESIGN Case study. SETTING University Department of Rural Health in a remote region. PARTICIPANTS University(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the cost of completing all chronic care tasks recommended by the Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association Standard Treatment Manual (CARPA STM) for patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). DESIGN AND SETTING The study was conducted at a health service in a remote Central Australian Aboriginal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of an organisational intervention aimed to reduce occupational stress and turnover rates of 55% in hospital nurses. DESIGN The evaluation used a pre- and post-intervention design, triangulating data from surveys and archival information. SETTING Two public hospitals (H1 and H2) in the Northern Territory (NT) Australia(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the knowledge of a panel of experts to develop possible ways of minimising the risk of occupational violence towards remote area nurses. DESIGN The Delphi method using open-ended questionnaires and an online survey to measure support for suggested control measures. SETTING Remote area nursing posts across Australia. PARTICIPANTS A(More)