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2016

Medicine and Health Sciences

Janie Smith

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Developing Curricula, Resources And A Cultural Immersion To Prepare Medical Students To Work With And Improve The Health Of Indigenous Australians, Janie Smith, Shannon Springer, Bradley Murphy, Christina Wolfe, John Togno, M Martin, Sally Sargeant, Katrina A. Bramstedt, David Waynforth Feb 2016

Developing Curricula, Resources And A Cultural Immersion To Prepare Medical Students To Work With And Improve The Health Of Indigenous Australians, Janie Smith, Shannon Springer, Bradley Murphy, Christina Wolfe, John Togno, M Martin, Sally Sargeant, Katrina A. Bramstedt, David Waynforth

Janie Smith

All medical, nursing and allied students require an understanding of different cultures to be able to work effectively and safely, with all of their patients, clients and other team members.


The Potential Impact Of Higher Course Fees On Career Choice, Richard Hays, Kathleen Lockhart, Edward Teo, Janie Smith, David Waynforth Jan 2016

The Potential Impact Of Higher Course Fees On Career Choice, Richard Hays, Kathleen Lockhart, Edward Teo, Janie Smith, David Waynforth

Janie Smith

Background: Most Australian medical student places are government-supported, reducing the cost of tuition to about $10,000 each year, but some private places with fees cost up to $60,000 per year. In North America, debt at graduation is associated with different career choices. We explored the relationship between potential debt at graduation and future career preference. Summary of Work: Data were accessed from the Medical Schools Outcomes database Exit Questionnaire for both government-supported and full fee paying (FFP) students from 2008-11 in all Australian medical schools. The influence of gender, age, relationship status and fee-paying status on future career ...


A New Model Of Clinical Placement In The Solomon Islands, Janie D. Smith, Peter Jones, James Fink Jan 2016

A New Model Of Clinical Placement In The Solomon Islands, Janie D. Smith, Peter Jones, James Fink

Janie Smith

Background:

Makira Island in the Solomon Islands has a population of over 41,000 people, which in 2013 was serviced by one doctor, who worked in the hospital and travelled to remote sites, supported by highly skilled nursing staff. The capital Kira Kira is a very impoverished community with no formal governance structure, poor infrastructure and a large variety of public health issues that lead to fascinating medicine. During 2013 Bond University on the Gold Coast in Australia piloted final year undergraduate medical student placements at Kira Kira Hospital, with 33 students participating. By the end of 2014 over 50 ...


Using A Peer Supervision And Mentoring Model In The Supervision Of Final Year Medical Student Placements In The Solomon Islands, Janie Smith, Peter Jones, James Fink Jan 2016

Using A Peer Supervision And Mentoring Model In The Supervision Of Final Year Medical Student Placements In The Solomon Islands, Janie Smith, Peter Jones, James Fink

Janie Smith

Background: Makira Island in the Solomon Islands has a population of over 41,000 people, which in 2013 was serviced by one doctor, who worked in the hospital and traveled to remote sites, supported by highly skilled nursing staff. The capital Kira Kira is a very impoverished community with no formal governance structure, poor infrastructure and a large variety of public health issues that lead to fascinating medicine. Summary of Work: In 2013 Bond University’s School of Medicine in Australia commenced 5th year medical student placements at Kira Kira Hospital, with 33 students participating. At times there was little ...


Using A Peer Supervision And Mentoring Model In The Supervision Of Final Year Medical Students Placements In The Solomon Islands, Janie D. Smith Jan 2016

Using A Peer Supervision And Mentoring Model In The Supervision Of Final Year Medical Students Placements In The Solomon Islands, Janie D. Smith

Janie Smith

Makira Island in the Solomon Islands has a population of over 41,000 people, which in 2013 was serviced by one doctor, who worked in the hospital and travelled to remote sites, supported by highly-skilled nursing staff. The capital Kira Kira is a very impoverished community with no formal governance structure, poor infrastructure and a large variety of public health issues that lead to fascinating medicine. In 2013 Bond University’s School of Medicine in Australia commenced 5th year medical student placements at Kira Kira Hospital, with 33 students participating. At times there was little if no direct medical supervision ...


Does Cultural Awareness Education Have An Impact On Students’ Attitudes?, Janie Smith, Sally Sargeant Jan 2016

Does Cultural Awareness Education Have An Impact On Students’ Attitudes?, Janie Smith, Sally Sargeant

Janie Smith

Background:

All over the world people are conducting cultural awareness programs in an effort to educate health professionals about working in a culturally safe way with their patients, in an effort to improve health outcomes. However there is little evidence that any of these programs have a long term impact on the cultural safety of the students practice once graduated. In fact recent research indicates that training programs have been largely ineffective in improving doctors cultural skills, their behaviour or health outcomes. In fact there is anecdotal evidence that some approaches to cross cultural education are having the reverse effect ...