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Type: Journal article
Title: Integrated support for Aboriginal tertiary students in health-related courses: the Pika Wiya Learning Centre
Author: Adams, M.
Aylward, P.
Heyne, N.
Hull, C.
Misan, G.
Taylor, J.
Walker-Jeffreys, M.
Citation: Australian Health Review, 2005; 29(4):482-488
Publisher: Australian Healthcare Association
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 0156-5788
1449-8944
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Maree Adams, Paul Aylward, Nicholas Heyne, Charmaine Hull, Gary Misan, Judy Taylor and May Walker-Jeffreys
Abstract: The barriers to Indigenous people entering tertiary education, succeeding, and gaining employment in the health professions are broad and systemic. While efforts have been made to address these barriers, the number of Indigenous health professionals remains extremely low across Australia. The Pika Wiya Learning Centre in South Australia provides a range of practical, social, cultural, and emotional supports for tertiary students to increase the number of Indigenous health professionals, especially registered nurses, in the region. This paper reports on the Centre’s strengths that may represent best practice in student support, and the obstacles to further development.
Keywords: Humans; Focus Groups; Health Occupations; Schools, Health Occupations; Oceanic Ancestry Group; Organizational Case Studies; South Australia; Health Workforce
Description: © Aust Health Rev 2005
RMID: 0020077830
DOI: 10.1071/AH050482
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