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A conceptual model for recruitment and retention : allied health workforce enhancement in Western Victoria, Australia

Schoo, Adrian, Stagnitti, Karen, Mercer, Catherine and Dunbar, James 2005, A conceptual model for recruitment and retention : allied health workforce enhancement in Western Victoria, Australia, Rural and remote health, vol. 5, no. 477, pp. 1-18.

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Title A conceptual model for recruitment and retention : allied health workforce enhancement in Western Victoria, Australia
Author(s) Schoo, Adrian
Stagnitti, Karen
Mercer, Catherine
Dunbar, James
Journal name Rural and remote health
Volume number 5
Issue number 477
Start page 1
End page 18
Publisher Australia Rural Health Education Network
Place of publication Deakin, A.C.T.
Publication date 2005-12-23
ISSN 1445-6354
Keyword(s) allied health
Australia
conceptual model
recruitment and retention
rural health workforce
Summary Attracting and retaining allied health professionals in rural areas is a recognised problem in both Australia and overseas. Predicted increases in health needs will require strategic actions to enhance the rural workforce and its ability to deliver the required services. A range of factors in different domains has been associated with recruitment and retention in the allied health workforce. For example, factors can be related to the nature of the work, the personal needs, or the way an organisation is led. Some factors cannot be changed (eg geographical location of extended family) whereas others can be influenced (eg education, support, management styles). Recruitment and retention of allied health professionals is a challenging problem that deserves attention in all domains and preparedness to actively change established work practices, both individually as well as collectively, in order to cater for current and predicted health needs. Changes to enhance workforce outcomes can be implemented and evaluated using a cyclic model. The Allied Health Workforce Enhancement Project of the Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health (GGT UDRH) is working towards increasing the number of allied health professionals in the south west of Victoria. Based on themes identified in the literature, an interactive model is being developed that addresses recruitment and retention factors in three domains: (1) personal or individual; (2) organisation; and (3) community.
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Language eng
Field of Research 111709 Health Care Administration
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2005, The Authors
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