Suzanne P Hodgkin

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Research demonstrates a significant number of carers identify obligation or lack of other alternatives as the reasons they undertake informal care. By utilizing critical discourse analysis, this research explores choice for informal caregivers in contemporary Australian social policy. Analysis demonstrates increasing shifts in policy toward choice in(More)
INTRODUCTION Workforce shortages in Australia's healthcare system, particularly across rural areas, are well documented. Future projections suggest that as the healthcare workforce ages and retires, there is an urgent need for strategies to retain older skilled employees. Very few qualitative studies, with theoretical underpinning, have focused on the(More)
AIM To explore and compare older people's contributions to social capital in a large rural community. METHODS Data were collected from a large representative sample (n= 1431), through a social capital questionnaire. The survey was cross-sectional and measured frequency of participation across different age cohorts in informal social activities, group(More)
INTRODUCTION The Australian community aged care sector is facing a growing workforce crisis, particularly in rural and regional areas. Its predominantly female workforce is ageing, and recruiting younger, skilled workers is proving difficult. The service sector, too, is proving highly complex and diverse as a result of contemporary aged care service reforms(More)
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