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
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..View full abstract
Funding is acknowledged from Australian Government, National Rural Primary Health Project (NRPHP), the Hugh DT Williamson Foundation, and also support from Ms Anne McCoy AM and the authors' paediatric colleagues.