October AJRH: workforce, ageing, rural emergency departments & more

Tuesday, 24 November 2020
AJRH cover

The October issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health is now available.

Several articles focus on workforce issues: the regional distribution of private dental practices and dentists; recruitment and retention of rural physicians; pharmacists in Queensland communities; and new‐graduate physiotherapists’ perceptions of their preparedness for rural practice.

There is an examination of patterns of emergency department use in rural and metropolitan New South Wales and articles on coping with ageing and palliative care in rural aged care.

A quality improvement report finds that Aboriginal dental assistants can safely apply fluoride varnish in regional, rural and remote primary schools. There’s also a LGBTQI+ perspective on access to health services.

Colette Colman, Alliance Director of Policy and Strategy Development raises some important issues in a piece looking at targeting economic stimulus for healthier regions.

For more information about the Journal, click here or follow on Twitter at @AusJRuralHealth. Don’t forget that individual members of Friends of the Alliance get a free subscription to the Journal – you can find out more about how to join Friends here.