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A qualitative investigation of effectiveness and limitations of a telephone bereavement support service in rural and remote NSW

Alison is a Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant with the Greater Western Area Health Service based at Lourdes Hospital and Community Services, Dubbo.

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User satisfaction and experience with a telemedicine service for diabetic foot disease in an Australian rural community

A tree change five years ago took Jenni to the Bega Valley. A podiatrist with 18 years experience, Jenni now works at the Bega, Pambula and Eden Community Health Centres. She has a special interest in the management of the High Risk Foot. In her spare time she enjoys cooking with organic ingredients, playing with her daughter and living the 'good life' in the country.

Jenni was the winner of the Best Poster Presentation award at the 2010 National Primary Health Care Research Conference.

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Hospital Admissions for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions - North Coast area health service 2001 to 2006

Therese is the Health Information Manager with the North Coast Public Health Unit (covering both Northern NSW and Mid North Coast Local Health Districts) in Lismore. She has worked in the Public Health Unit in Lismore for more than 25 years.  Therese initially worked in general administration for the Public Health Unit before obtaining her degree in Information Technology and then moving into data management and analysis.  Her work focuses on turning data into health information to guide Public Health policy and planning.

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Infant feeding practices of mothers attending a rural community health immunisation clinic with infants aged between six and eight months

Barbara is a Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 in Women's Health and Child and Family Health for the Eurobodalla Community Health Service and is based at Batemans Bay Community Health Centre on the NSW South Coast.

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Evaluation of the NSW IRCST 2007 Funding Program for Research, Service Development and Evaluation Projects

Anne has worked in rural health for more than 20 years, with positions including Accountant and Business Manager at Dubbo Base Hospital; Health Improvement Manager and Health Service Development Manager for the former Macquarie Area Health Service. Anne worked with NSW IRCST for four years and has recently commenced work with Western Local Health District.

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Experiences of clients and carers who have accessed the Extended Aged Care in the Home packages in rural NSW

Stuart Garland is a Clinical Nurse Specialist based at Grafton where he has enjoyed his role as a community nurse for the past 25 years. Stuart's other passions are fishing, cooking, theatre and tinkering in his shed.

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Integrated acute and community services increases capacity in a rural base hospital

Lynn Hopkinson is a Nurse Manager at Ballina Hospital.Her previous role was Area Manager, Clinical Services Redesign Program (CSRP) for North Coast AHS. Participation in the RRCBP funded by IRCST has provided Lynn the opportunity to evaluate one of the services commenced as part of CSRP.

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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy & Gastrostomy Tube Complications at a Rural Referral Hospital: Aetiology & Outcomes

Michelle is a Clinical Dietitian working at Manning Rural Referral Hospital at Taree. She has worked in a number of clinical areas and has an interest in enteral/parenteral feeding, and quality improvement.

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Creative movement classes to music in a residential aged care facility

Rachel is a physiotherapist with over twenty years of clinical experience in a wide range of settings. Her interest in dance has always been present and she completed a BA in Dance in 1998. She enjoys exploring the region of overlap between the two disciplines. She currently works as a physiotherapist at Eurobodalla Community Health and dances when she can.

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Reducing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus risk in women post Gestational Diabetes Mellitus through telephone motivational interviewing

Judy is the Area-based Diabetes Clinical Nurse Consultant at NCAHS; working in the field of diabetes education and management since 1986. Health promotion and disease prevention are key areas of interest for Judy. This project provided the opportunity to develop and implement a rural health promotion strategy suitable for women post gestational diabetes at risk of developing diabetes mellitus.

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Adding Malnutrition Screening Tool scores to ward lists increases identification and treatment of older patients at risk of malnutrition

Shaun Seldon is a Dietitian in the Upper Hunter region of NSW where he supports the facilities of Muswellbrook, Scone, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Denman, Quirindi and Werris Creek. Shaun is the winner of the Best Report Award for 2007 candidates.

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Effectiveness of a health system wide dissemination strategy in increasing clinician provision of NRT to smokers in a rural hospital

Carolyn Slattery is based at Narrabri and is a Program Manager with Population Health. Carolyn majored in Psychology, and has spent most of her 13 years in health working in Health Promotion.

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The effect of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy on patients with Borderline Personality Disorder in a rural setting of NSW

Pam is a Mental Health Nurse and has worked in many different roles in the Greater West Mental Health Service. Currently, Pam is a Clinical Nurse Specialist with the community team. She has worked on two research projects and enjoys spending time with her family, bushwalking, reading, and good food and wine.

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Outback Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema Interventions: do we get the same lymphoedema outcomes?

Brenda Svensson is an occupational therapist working at Lourdes Hospital and Community Health Service in Dubbo. She has worked in lymphoedema since 1991 and has an interest in early identification and intervention for breast cancer related lymphoedema, health education and lymphoedema service provision in rural and remote health settings.

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