How nurses address the burden of disease in remote or isolated areas in Queensland

Al-Motlaq, Mohammad, Mills, Jane, Birks, Melanie, and Francis, Karen (2010) How nurses address the burden of disease in remote or isolated areas in Queensland. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16 (5). pp. 472-477.

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Abstract

Nurses have a role in addressing the burden of disease in remote or isolated areas of Queensland. Activities to prevent chronic and acute disease and injury, while promoting a health lifestyle, are a part of nurses' work that help to meet the goal of keeping a population healthy. The findings presented in this paper, as part of a broader study into the role of nurses working in remote or isolated areas of Queensland, describe how registered nurse in these locations address local burden of disease. Participants discussed the increased workload that engaging in health promotion and disease prevention activities creates for them when providing health-care services for their communities. Establishing stronger working relationships with visiting members of the primary health-care team, while addressing organizational barriers, might have a significant impact on the nurses' ability to help reduce the burden of disease in these areas.

Item ID: 11469
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: burden of disease, health promotion, isolated areas of Queensland, rural and remote nursing
ISSN: 1440-172X
Funders: Queensland Health Office of the Chief Nursing Officer
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2010 03:58
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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