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Amanda Kenny

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Using functional economic regions to model endogenous regional performance in Australia: implications for addressing the spatial autocorrelation problem

A new geography of functional economic regions (FERs) has been created for Australia using a methodology that optimizes within-region self-containment of commuting to jobs. The paper tests whether this FER geography might overcome the spatial autocorrelation problem encountered when using de jure regions such as...
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Medical dominance and power: a rural perspective

Whilst historically medicine has maintained a position of dominance and power within the health care system there are suggestions that contemporary social trends such as managerialism, proletarianisation and the corporatisation of the health care system are resulting in challenges to medicine's traditional power. In some...
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Implementing clinical supervision for Australian rural nurses

In a practice environment characterised by diversity and unpredictability, the role of rural nurses is described as challenging. Developing strategies to support rural nurses is important, for recruitment and retention, and to ensure that nurses provide quality services for rural communities. Most researchers recommend ongoing...
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Participation in rural community groups and links with psychological well-being and resilience: a cross-sectional community-based study

Background Fostering the development of community groups can be an important part of boosting community participation and improving health and well-being outcomes in rural communities. In this article, we examine whether psychological well-being and resilience are linked to participating in particular kinds of rural community...