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John Wakerman

Journal article

Remote health workforce turnover and retention: what are the policy and practice priorities?

To inform ongoing policy development and practice in relation to remote area health service delivery, particularly in remote Indigenous communities, this review synthesizes the key findings of a comprehensive study of workforce turnover and retention in remote Northern Territory (NT).
Journal article

What Health Services within Rural Communities Tell Us about Aboriginal People and Aboriginal Health

There is a growing body of literature within social and cultural geography that explores notions of place, space, culture, race and identity. When health services in rural communities are explored using these notions, it can lead to multiple ways of understanding the cultural meanings inscribed...
Discussion paper

Primary health care in rural and remote Australia: achieving equity of access and outcomes through national reform

Despite many rural and remote initiatives over recent years, the health needs of many Australian communities are still not adequately met. Residents of rural and remote communities continue to show poorer health outcomes than residents in metropolitan centres, while the health of Indigenous communities remains...
Literature review

A systematic review of primary health care delivery models in rural and remote Australia, 1993-2006

Since the mid 1990s in Australia, there has been a generally favourable policy environment with respect to rural health. However, there has been little policy attention to the systematic development of sustainable comprehensive primary health care (PHC) service models in rural and remote Australia. This...
Journal article

"Beyond workforce": a systemic solution for health service provision in small rural and remote communities

Successful, "innovative" primary health care (PHC) models exist that have adapted to the specific circumstances of their rural and remote context.A typology of discrete, integrated, comprehensive and outreach rural and remote services exists rather than a "one coat fits all" PHC health service model.