Editorial Special Issue

Anne Jones, Narelle Campbell

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    Education in and for the rural and remote workforce is critical to ensuring that people living in those regions have equitable access to sustainable high-quality health care.1 The accumulating evidence for rural and remote workforce retention emphasises the importance of locally available educational options for initial training and ongoing career pathway opportunities.2-4 Much of this evidence relates to the rural medical workforce, with an emerging body of research from the nursing and allied health professions.3, 5 There continues to be inequitable access to health services for rural and remote communities, particularly in allied health and specialist medical services. This need to deliver services closer to, and appropriate for, the rural and remote communities was a major consideration in the conception of this special issue. As guest editors, our experiences working in rural and remote practice and being academics in non-metropolitan universities fuelled out shared passion to initiate and edit this special issue focusing on education...
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)124-126
    Number of pages3
    JournalAustralian Journal of Rural Health
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


    • Health professionals
    • remote health
    • rural health
    • staff retention
    • professional development


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