Journal article

Building capacity in the rural physiotherapy workforce: a paediatric training partnership

EN Williams, JM McMeeken

RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH | AUSTRALIAN RURAL HEALTH EDUC NETWORK | Published : 2014

Abstract

CONTEXT: Building capacity in the rural physiotherapy workforce: a paediatric training partnership' provided 6 months postgraduate paediatric clinical and academic training for two physiotherapists in rural Australia. It is described as a model for improving services and workforce retention. The need for 'an appropriate, skilled and well-supported health workforce' is the third goal in Australia's National Strategic Framework for Rural and Remote Health 2011. The World Health Organization recently published its first global policy for improving the retention of rural and remote health workers. Education is its first recommendation and aims to 'design continuing education and professional dev..

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