Australian rural maternity services: creating a future or putting the last nail in the coffin

Francis, Karen, McLeod, Margaret, McIntyre, Meredith, Mills, Jane, Miles, Maureen, and Bradley, Angela (2012) Australian rural maternity services: creating a future or putting the last nail in the coffin. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20 (5). pp. 281-284.

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[Extract] Nurses and midwives are the largest group of health providers in Australia (60%), and with increasing remoteness, this proportion increases substantially. The recruitment and retention of nurses, and more specifically midwives in rural health services, is at crisis point. Sustainable birthing services will be reliant on a stable, regenerative workforce. Key to this goal is the education of nurses, midwives and doctors, all of whom have stringent pre-service professional placement quotas in order to meet required competencies to practice.

Item ID: 24492
Item Type: Article (Other)
ISSN: 1440-1584
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2013 22:57
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111006 Midwifery @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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