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    • A new climate for Indigenous health 

      Alfred, A; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment; McIntyre, Ellen (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2008-10)
      The Apology to the Stolen Generation set the tone for a new and vigorous approach to achieving health equity for Indigenous people. The symbolic impact of the Apology was reinforced and given practical direction by the ...
    • Researching patient and family experience 

      Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment; Alfred, A; McIntyre, Ellen (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2008-11)
      The direction of our health system and the provision of health services must be shaped around the health needs of individuals, their families and communities. The health system should be responsive to individual differences, ...
    • Improving access to rural health care 

      Alfred, A; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment; McIntyre, Ellen (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2008-12)
      Doctors and allied health professionals are in short supply in rural and remote areas of Australia. Added to this, scattered populations and small communities make meeting the health needs of the people living and working ...
    • Nursing in General Practice: still some way to go 

      Alfred, A; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment; Jackson-Bowers, Eleanor (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2009-02)
      A number of barriers and facilitators to an expanded role for practice nurses have been identified. These include legal and funding issues related to the lack of a system-level model, poor role definition for practice ...
    • The primary care role for people with cancer 

      Jackson-Bowers, Eleanor; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2009-03)
      The announcement in January 2009 of funding of $5.6 million for cancer research and a Primary Care Cooperative Cancer Clinical Trials Group to focus on prevention, detection and care of people with cancer comes after the ...
    • Dementia and primary health care 

      Katterl, Rachel; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2009-04)
      Dementia care is becoming increasingly relevant in Australia as our population ages, presenting challenges for an already stretched health system. General practitioners are the first port of call in dementia identification ...
    • Chronic disease self-management 

      Katterl, Rachel; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2009-07)
      Chronic conditions cannot be ‘cured’. Therefore effective strategies are required to manage the illnesses and minimise their consequences for patients, their families and the health system. Self-management programs represent ...
    • Health promotion of physical activity 

      Isherwood, Linda; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment; Katterl, Rachel; Reinfeld-Kirkman, Nova (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2009-10)
      Health promotion, or “the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health” is expected to be an integral part of future Australian health policy. It ...
    • Evaluation of chronic disease management in primary health care 

      Isherwood, Linda; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2009-11)
      Rigorous evaluation of health care interventions can provide the evidence needed to improve patient outcomes and to inform decisions regarding future initiatives. A Healthier Future for all Australians emphasises “knowledge-led ...
    • Australia’s primary health care research workforce 

      Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment; Katterl, Rachel; McIntyre, Ellen (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2009-12)
      Australian healthcare is on the brink of a significant reform process. While much is yet to be decided, two clear themes can be identified from the reform reports. The first is the importance of multidisciplinary team work ...
    • Continuity and safety in care transitions: communication at the hospital/community care interface 

      Muecke, Sandy; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment; McIntyre, Ellen (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2010-05)
      In the health care setting, risks to patient safety may arise when there is poor written or verbal communication between personnel during times of care transition. Care transition refers to the “set of actions designed to ...
    • Avoiding hospitalisation: ambulatory care sensitive conditions 

      Muecke, Sandy (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2010-07)
      This RESEARCH ROUNDup examines the scope of ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC) in Australia, and their reliability as a measure of primary health care (PHC) performance. Avoidable hospitalisation statistics for ...
    • Identifying gaps in primary care services: reaching the ‘unreached’ 

      Muecke, Sandy (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2010-08)
      In an equitable system, the health needs of communities are matched by the services provided. Whilst a recent review of the performance of the health systems of seven countries by the Commonwealth Fund reported that ...
    • How does teamwork support general practitioners and Allied Health Professionals to work together? 

      Jackson-Bowers, Eleanor (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2010-09)
      A well coordinated health system provides a comprehensive and continuous experience for the patient, promotes teamwork between practitioners, and the coordination of service delivery organisations. Improving teamwork ...
    • Avoiding hospitalisation: effective primary care interventions 

      Muecke, Sandy (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2010-10)
      Ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) “represent a range of conditions for which hospitalisation should be able to be avoided because the disease or condition has been prevented from occurring, or because individuals ...
    • Meeting the primary health care needs of refugees and asylum seekers 

      Jackson-Bowers, Eleanor; Cheng, I-Hao (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2010-12)
      Australia currently accepts over 13,000 refugee entrants each year. A refugee is a person who, “owing to a well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social ...
    • Primary health care for people with intellectual disabilities 

      Katterl, Rachel; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2011-06)
      Over half a million Australians have an intellectual disability and 61% of those have a severe or profound limitation in ‘core’ activities of daily living. The sparse research available concerning health care service use ...
    • Co-morbidity of mental and physical illness: meeting unmet care needs 

      Lunnay, Belinda Kate; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2011-08)
      People with chronic physical conditions experience poorer mental health compared to the general population. Co-morbid depression and chronic disease are associated with high healthcare use and high costs to the health ...
    • Health literacy and primary health care 

      Jackson-Bowers, Eleanor; Howard, Sara Louise; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2011-10)
      People with low levels of health literacy report poorer health status and experience poorer health outcomes compared to those with good health literacy. Poor health literacy is most prevalent in socio-economically disadvantaged ...
    • Primary health care and social networking: opportunities to enhance communication 

      Anikeeva, Olga; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2011-10)
      The use of social networking technologies in health care and education is known as Health 2.0. Health 2.0 incorporates principles of open access, user-generated content and networking in order to personalise health care, ...