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Individual resilience in rural people: a Queensland study, Australia

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Desley Hegney

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, designed the project, collected data, supervised data collection, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft

position: Professor and Director, Research and Practice Development Centre

Australia

Professor Desley Hegney is a Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Queensland. She is the Director of the Research and Practice Development Centre, jointly badged research centre of UQ and Blue Care. She was the inaugural President of the Association for Australian Rural Nurses and was the inaugural Editor of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (1992 - 2002). Her research has concentrated on nursing workforce issues in primary health care including the first published research on the role and function of the rural nurse in Australia. She is extensively published in rural nursing workforce issues. She has also undertaken research into the role of the registered and enrolled nurse employed in general practice.

Other research into health service delivery models in rural Australia have included the effectiveness of a community health nurse in the ED to prevent re-presentations of elderly patients; infant feeding support services in rural Queensland; the effectiveness of an outreach palliative care service in rural Queensland; and the use of a triage tool to standardise triage assessment by nurses in the ED.


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Elizabeth Buikstra

qualifications: PhD

position: Research fellow


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Peter Baker

qualifications: MD

position: Director

Australia

General Practitioner with research and education background


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Cath Rogers-Clark

qualifications: PhD

position: Head, Department of Nursing

Australia

Nurse researcher, interested in rural health issues especially emotional health and wellbeing, emotional resilience, cancer survivorship


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Susanne Pearce

qualifications: M Nursing

position: Research assistant

Australia

Rural Health, Resilience, Cancer, Geriatric Care, Evidence Based Practice


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Helen Ross

qualifications: PhD

position: Professor


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Christine King

qualifications: PhD

position: Lecturer

Australia

Participatory Research, Participatory Action Research, Social Learning, Community Participation, People-environment Systems, Multi-stakeholder learning, Research and Development - Methodologies and Practice Issues, Capacity Building.


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Annette Watson-Luke

qualifications: PhD

position: Research fellow

Australia

Research on rural resilience.


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