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2014

Mackey P, Boxall A-M, Partel P (2014)

The relative effectiveness of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services compared with mainstream health service.

Health Policy Evidence Briefs; (12): 1-9

2013

Anjou MD, Boudville AI, Taylor HR (2013)

Local co-ordination and case management can enhance Indigenous eye care -- a qualitative study.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 255

Retrieved 3 July 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-255

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Allied health workforce 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Optometrists' Association Australia (2013)

Guidelines on the provision of sustainable eye care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Clinical and Experimental Optometry; 96(4): 422–423

Vision 2020 Australia (2013)

Implementation plan for national framework for action to promote eye health and prevent avoidable blindness and vision loss: sector consultation report.

Melbourne: Vision2020 Australia

Wicks P, Cook D, Waddell C, Layland B, Bailey S (2013)

The important role of the regional eye health coordinator in NSW.

Paper presented at the 12th National Rural Health conference. 7-10 April 2013, Adelaide

2012

Anjou MD, Boudvile AI, Taylor HR (2012)

We can see the gap: regional eye health coordination for Indigenous Australians.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 36(2): 12-16

In-service training for remote primary health care workers in Australia: a novel and useful mode of education delivery (2012)

Arkapaw L, Morse A, Keys T, Stern J

This poster was created for the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) 2012 National Conference, 'Rural and Remote Practice: Totally Wild!'. The poster summaries the findings of a recent study conducted by the Brien Holden Vision Institute evaluating the usefulness and relevance of their eye health training programs for remote Primary Health Care Workers (PHCWs).

The poster contains:

  • a brief overview of the role of PHCWs in the provision of eye health services in remote communities
  • an outline of the implementation of the training program and methods used to evaluate its usefulness and relevance
  • the outcomes of the training program
  • a discussion of the studies relevance to training delivery for remote PHCWs.

The poster offers a useful summary of the implementation and evaluation of the Institute's training program for all those working in remote Indigenous eye health policy and practice, in particular, those involved in training delivery to PHCWs.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Optometrists' experiences in short-term locum placements in remote Aboriginal community health centres (2012)

Arkapaw L, Morse A, Keys T

This poster was created for the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) 2012 National Conference, 'Rural and Remote Practice: Totally Wild!'. The poster summaries the findings of a recent study conducted by the Brien Holden Vision Institute into the motivation, successes and challenges of locum optometrists working in remote Northern Territory (NT) communities on short-term placements, by analysing common themes in their pre- and post-trip feedback forms and questionnaires.

The poster contains:

  • a brief overview of eye health services available in remote communities in the NT
  • the methods used to collate and analyse the data from pre-existing forms and questionnaires
  • the results of the analysis, including the most commonly reported motivations given for wanting to participate, highlights and challenges
  • a discussion of the results outlining their relevance to the recruitment of locum practitioners.

The poster offers a useful summary of the Institute's analysis for all those working in Australian Indigenous eye health policy and practice, in particular, those involved in the recruitment of rural and remote practitioners.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Health Policy Analysis (2012)

Evaluation of the medical specialist outreach assistance program and the visiting optometrists scheme: final report volume 1.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (2012)

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council standing orders: 7th edition - 2012.

Broome: Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council

The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service Council standing orders (KAMSC SO) have been developed for the use by Senior Aboriginal Health Workers and registered nurses who provide health care at KAMSC affiliated clinics. The SO's enable an authorised person to autonomously handle and administer specific S4 drugs, without a prescribed medication order by a medical officer. The KAMSC SOs are consistent with the Kimberley standard drug list, KAMSC chronic disease and child and maternal health protocols and the Australian therapeutic guidelines. They contain information on:

  • assessing an adult
  • assessing a sick child
  • anaemia
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhoea
  • burning urine
  • burns, cuts, bites, and ulcers
  • chest pain
  • cough and/or trouble breathing
  • ears
  • eyes
  • mental health
  • mouth and throat
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • skin infection.

Abstract adapted from Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council

2011

International Centre for Eyecare Education (2011)

Annual reviews.

Kensington, NSW: International Centre for Eyecare Education

Vision 2020 Australia (2011)

Regional Eye Health Coordinators workshop final report 2011.

Melbourne: Vision 2020 Australia

2010

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (2010)

A proven model for the role of the Aboriginal Eye Health Coordinator.

Surry Hills, NSW: Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council

 
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