Increasing the Aboriginal health workforce in East Gippsland

Doris Paton, D Blaber, C Anderson, G Bundle, D Campbell, E Mitchell, A Mullett, R Mullett, B O'Shanassy, M Pearce, R Pearce, J Greacen

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Abstract

This paper describes a research project undertaken by the Centre of Excellence for Aboriginal Health in East Gippsland (CEAHEG), to identify the barriers to East Gippsland Aboriginal high school students becoming health professionals. It incorporates qualitative data gathered from questionnaires,semi structured individual interviews and focus group discussions. A literature review of Australian and International publications was conducted and is the subject of a separate paper. Questionnaires were distributed to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students and their parents/carers, and interviews undertaken with Aboriginal parents/carers. The findings for the local schools were consistent with the findings from the literature review.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th National Rural Health Conference Proceedings
EditorsLeanne Coleman
Place of PublicationCanberra, ACT
PublisherNational Rural Health Alliance
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventNational Rural Health Conference 2017 - Cairns, Australia
Duration: 26 Apr 201729 Apr 2017
Conference number: 14th
http://www.ruralhealth.org.au/14nrhc/

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ConferenceNational Rural Health Conference 2017
CountryAustralia
CityCairns
Period26/04/1729/04/17
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