Retention of Health Care Professionals in Rural Australia: Current Research and Implications for Canada
October 15, 2018 4:00 – 5:30 pm, ART 110
Free and open to the public
What do we know about attracting and retaining health and allied health professionals to work and live in rural towns?
- The importance of sense of belonging and place attachment: Findings from Australian research.
- The need for an Integrated Approach: Trialling a whole-of-person approach for improving the retention of nursing and allied health professionals working and living in rural Australia.
- How can rural communities assist in the retention of rural health professionals?
Dr. Cath Cosgrave is a researcher at the University of Melbourne, Australia who lives and works in rural Australia. She is committed to improving the quality of rural health services and the level of health equity and social inclusion for people from vulnerable population groups. Her research specialises in recruitment and retention of nursing and allied health professionals. She researches in partnership with health and community services recently piloting whole-of-person approaches to recruitment and retention and brokering community-based solutions for meeting the needs of health professionals living in rural towns.
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