Health services in northern Australia depend on student placements post COVID-19

Campbell, Narelle, Stothers, Kylie, Swain, Lindy, Cairns, Alice, Dunsford, Ella, Rissel, Chris, and Barker, Ruth (2020) Health services in northern Australia depend on student placements post COVID-19. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 44 (6). pp. 521-522.

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[Excerpt] The early and comprehensive public health biosecurity response to COVID‐19 in northern Australia undoubtedly has saved many lives in remote and rural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. However, the strict quarantine of remote and rural communities has also meant reduced access of communities to various services, including health services.1 For example, short‐term contract funded agency nurses or health professionals are unable or unwillingly to quarantine for two weeks (at a cost of AU$2,500) before entering communities. Equally, some communities may prefer not to be exposed to the risk of COVID‐19, but in either case, the result is reduced services.

Item ID: 64866
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1753-6405
Keywords: allied health, COVID-19, student placements, rural, remote, clinical education
Copyright Information: © 2020 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial‐NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non‐commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Commonwealth of Australia (CA)
Projects and Grants: NHMRC Hot North, improving health outcomes in the tropical north: A multidisciplinary collaborative, grant identification number 1131932, CA Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 21:46
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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