31 May 2017

Developing the rural health workforce

Developing the rural health workforce to improve Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes: A systematic review has been published recently in the Australian Health Review. 

26 papers were included in the study and four key findings were identified relating to the experiences Aboriginal people have in the health workforce and how that effects their engagement with education as well as their longevity.  One interesting finding was the importance of student placements affecting the likelihood of people eventually applying for rural and remote health jobs.  

Kylie Gwynne, Michelle Lincoln. Australian Health Review, 41(2), 234-238 2017. [Free full text]

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