Lost opportunities with Australia's health workforce?

Gorton, Susan M. (2010) Lost opportunities with Australia's health workforce? Medical Journal of Australia, 193 (9). pp. 559-560.

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[Extract] I applaud Leach and colleagues for their recent article examining lost opportunities with Australia’s health workforce. There are many lost opportunities in the area of rural health. National and international studies have documented that a health professional with rural origins is more likely to return to a rural area to work than a colleague who grew up in the city. My research over the past 4 years looks predominantly at primary school students and their parents, teachers and governesses who reside over 800 000 km2 of outback Australia and study by distance education. My research is mainly into primary school-aged students because it is generally agreed among career development theorists that students start to shape ideas about occupations long before they reach high school.

Item ID: 16987
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1326-5377
Keywords: rural health workforce, rural health professionals, rural youth, health professional role models, rural health pipeline
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Date Deposited: 15 May 2011 10:20
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl Maori) @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 100%
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