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'His job is already done': excluding and excusing men from responsibility for child health
(University of Western Australia, 2011)
The author explores the relationships between the biological and the social and, specifically, how understandings about health become influenced by, and reinforcing of, existing social arrangements.
Patient education programs - can they improve outcomes in COPD?
(Dove Medical Press, 2008)
It is important to assess the effectiveness of patient education programs for people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) to ensure that limited health resources are being spent effectively. We aimed to assess ...
Digital technology access and use among socially and economically disadvantaged groups in South Australia
(Journal of Community Informatics, 2010-08-29)
This paper explores digital technology access and use (computers, Internet and mobile phones) among lower income and disadvantaged groups in Australia. It reports focus group research which identified wide differences in ...
Chronic condition self-management support within a respiratory nursing service
By recognising the importance of the different phases of change involving diagnostic, planning, implementation, ongoing monitoring and review, but also the supporting tools for data collection, the readiness of staff for ...
Das Selbstmanagement-Modell der Flinders University
(Forum Managed Care, Switzerland, 2007)
Ein australisches Modell zur Unterstützung von Selbstmanagement bei chronisch erkrankten Patienten verhilft Ärzten zu einer neuen Rolle. Arzt und Patient begründen eine Partnerschaft, wobei der Patient Entscheidungen trifft ...
Capabilities for supporting prevention and chronic condition self-management: a resource for educators of primary health care professionals
(Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2009)
The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, through the Australian Better Health Initiative (ABHI), determined that education and training of the existing and future health workforce was a key element in ...
The importance of resilience to primary care practitioners: an interactive psycho-social model
(Australasian Medical Journal, 2009)
In this paper, it is argued that an understanding of the factors that make up resilience can enhance communication and concordance between practitioner and patient. A model is presented demonstrating that resilience is an ...
Does self-management for return to work increase the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation for chronic compensated musculoskeletal disorders? Protocol for a randomised controlled trial
(BioMed Central Ltd., 2010)
Musculoskeletal disorders are common and costly disorders to workers compensation and motor accident insurance systems and are a leading contributor to the burden of ill-health. In Australia, vocational rehabilitation is ...
'The needs of strangers': understanding social determinants of mental illness
(Social Alternatives, 2008)
This article explores the social determinants of mental illness in order to stimulate debate and advocate for improved services, and greater understanding and acceptance for people with serious mental illness in their ...
The effect of motivational interviewing on the intradialytic exerciser: a pilot study
(Renal Society of Australasia, 2010)
Chronic renal failure is a complex condition in which a plethora of psychological and physiological complications may occur and for which haemodialysis is one treatment option. Patients at Hampstead Dialysis Centre, South ...