Yarning Quiet Ways

Sexual health education programs can positively influence behaviour, and reduce the occurrence of sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies.

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Mobile Information and Communication Technology Use in Secondary Prevention for Cardiovascular Patients: A Systematic Review

Researcher: Dr Sandy Hamilton

This review aims to investigate and identify the healthcare applications that could be utilised as mobile information and communication technology (ICT) for cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention (CRSP) in rural, remote and Indigenous populations.

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An in-depth assessment of rural cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention services in WA

Research Team: Dr Sandra Hamilton, Belynda Mills and Prof Sandra Thompson

This in-depth assessment aims to map cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention (CRSP) services in Western Australia (WA). The findings will form the basis of further work investigating the processes and systems of referral to CRSP and a trial of alternative approaches to CRSP in rural and remote settings for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

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Tracking Nursing Students after their rural placement

Tracks through the Midwest to the future: trajectories of nursing students undertaking a rural clinical education and placement

Chief Investigator: Dr Sandra Hamilton

Co-investigators: Professor Sandra Thompson and Ms Michele Holloway

Nurses constitute an important part of the health workforce and this is particularly true in rural areas where they may have additional roles and responsibilities. Therefore, preparation for working rurally is very important.

A number of different models of nursing education and clinical placement occur in Geraldton and the Midwest. These include: enrolment of local residents in distance learning with tutorial support; students on a rural clinical placement without local supervisory support; students on a rural clinical placement with local supervisory support; and students who have a mandatory rural health unit coordinated by a University Department of Rural Health with a three week rural clinical placement. Therefore, the nature of the university and local support differs considerably.

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