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Lungurra Ngoora - a pilot model of care for aged and disabled in a remote Aboriginal community can it work?

Dina LoGiudice1 FRACP, PhD, Consultant physician (clinical associate professor),
Kate Smith2 PhD, Research fellow,
Geraldine Shadforth3 Aboriginal Health Worker, Research assistant,
Melissa Lindeman4 PhD, Director,
Emily Carroll5 BAppl Sc, Research assistant,
David Atkinson6 FRACGP, Medical director,
Frank Schaper7 BEd, Director,
Nicola Lautenschlager8 MD, FRANZCP, Director,
Rhonda Murphy9 BAppSci(IndigCommHlth), Consultant,
Leon Flicker10 PhD, FRACP, Director,

1 Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2, 3, 5, 10 Western Australian Centre Healthy Ageing, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
4 Centre for Remote Health, Flinders University, Centre for Research Excellence in Rural and Remote Primary Health Care, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
6 Rural Clinical School, UWA, & Kimberely Aboriginal Medical Service, Broome, Western Australia, Australia.
7 Alzheimer's Australia WA, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
8 Academic Unit Old Age Psychiatry, St Georges Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
9 Yarmintali Consultancy, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Correspondence: D LoGiudice, 34 Poplar Rd, Parkville, VIC, Australia 

Author contribution: Dina LoGiudice: original concept.

Citation: LoGiudice DC, Smith K, Shadforth G, Lindeman M, Carroll E, Atkinson D, Schaper F, Lautenschlager N, Murphy R, Flicker L.  Lungurra Ngoora - a pilot model of care for aged and disabled in a remote Aboriginal community can it work? Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2012; 12: 2078. Available: (Accessed 17 October 2017)

Submitted: 31 January 2012
Revised: 8 September 2012
Published: 24 December 2012