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Terry, DR, Issues: Primary care/community nursing, Australian Nursing Journal, 20, (5) pp. 40-41. ISSN 1320-3185 (2012) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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The commencement of the 21st century has brought about many changes in the economy which have shaped the global community. Worldwide, governments have taken economic rationalisation and austerity measures (Humphreys 2009; Oberlander 2011). Health, one of the highest spending public sectors of most westernised economies, has suffered budgetary restraints with bed closures, job losses, longer waiting lists and ever increasing costs to access health services, which has contributed to deteriorating health outcomes (Humphreys 2009). Health remains the target of governments who aim to downsize and cost shift (Giddings 2011; Oberlander 2011). In addition to the immediate implications of tight fiscal management of health care, there are peripheral effects caused by economic rationalisation. This has impacted the nursing and midwifery professions in various ways, in particular those that work in the primary care/community nursing sector.

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Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:Community nursing, primary care, role definition, economic rationalisation
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Terry, DR (Mr Daniel Terry)
ID Code:80948
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2012-11-19
Last Modified:2012-11-19
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