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Desley G. Hegney

Journal article

The components of resilience: perceptions of an Australian rural community

Resilience, of individuals, is a well-established concept in the psychology/mental health literatures, but has been little explored in relation to communities. Related theory in the community development and social impact assessment literature provides insight into qualities and assets of communities that enable them to develop...
Journal article

Accommodation needs for carers of and adults with intellectual disability in regional Australia: their hopes for and perceptions of the future

This article provides an in-depth investigation of the accommodation circumstances of a population of aging adults with intellectual disability living at home with parents or in supported accommodation in an Australian regional centre. Given the ageing of both the carer and adult population with intellectual...
Report

Building Resilience in Rural Communities: Toolkit

This toolkit is the outcome of a three year research project examining resilience in the rural community of Stanthorpe in Queensland. The toolkit intends to provide ideas and information that could be included in new or existing social programs or workshops conducted Stanthorpe and other...
Journal article

Practice nursing in rural Australia

Rural Australia faces unique issues in workforce management and health care delivery. This paper provides an integrated review of the existing literature describing the work of practice nurses in rural Australia and the perceptions of consumers. Distinct differences are evident in the role of the...