Australia's Rural, Remote and Indigenous Health

Australia's Rural, Remote and Indigenous Health 3e is a practical guide to the delivery of health care in rural and remote Australia. Drawing on personal experiences of rural and remote practitioners, historical accounts, literature analysis and epidemiology, this frank and engaging text examines the economic, social and political forces that shape healthcare in rural and remote Australia.


With limited current resources to support studies in rural and remote healthcare, this title bridges the gap by offering valuable insights into Indigenous life and social determinants of health through the use of storytelling. It is the perfect guide for anyone working in or planning to work in rural, remote or Indigenous Australia; and for those undertaking cultural studies, or social policy.


Key Features:

  • Only text covering both rural and remote health in Australia
  • Placement preparation with StudentConsult video interviews of experienced rural practitioners providing first hand experience of rural practice
  • Pause and Think questions provide framework to apply learned knowledge to practice


New to this Edition:

  • Pause and think question boxes train the reader to critically assess and apply concepts to practical situations.
  • New Chapter: Working with Indigenous Australians - Written by Shannon Springer, describes how to consult with Indigenous patients and draws on his experience in clinical practice. It offers consultation signposts and practical principles for working with Indigenous Australians.
  • New Chapter: Remote health practice - This chapter examines the differences and commonalties between the remote communities and then applies this information to a case study on the day in the life of a remote area nurse. It presents a remote client consultation model and a StudentConsult audio consultation between a nurse and a distant doctor as well as tips for working in remote practice. The audio consultation gives a first hand account of the experience of a remote area nurse managing an emergency case.
  • Video and audio content - video interviews of experienced rural, remote and indigenous health practitioners as well as students. The videos contain first hand experience of rural practice as well as tips on preparation for those new to rural practice.


Key Details

  • Format: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Number Of Pages: 300
  • Published: 26th February 2016
  • Publisher: Elsevier Australia


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