Journal article

More than just numbers! Perceptions of remote area nurse staffing in Northern Territory Government health clinics

Terry Dunbar, Lisa Bourke, Lorna Murakami-Gold

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The need for more Remote Area Nurses in the Northern Territory is clear. This paper investigates the perspectives of Remote Area Nurse workforce issues among multiple stakeholders. The aim is to identify how Remote Area Nurse staffing issues are perceived by clinic managers, Remote Area Nurses themselves, Aboriginal colleagues and community members in seven remote communities in the Northern Territory. DESIGN: This is a qualitative study that uses interviews and focus groups to identify key messages of local stakeholders about Remote Area Nurse workforce issues. A content analysis was used for data analysis. SETTING: Seven diverse remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Terr..

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