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Rural health service managers' perspectives on preparing rural health services for climate change

Overview of attention for article published in Australian Journal of Rural Health, August 2017
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Title
Rural health service managers' perspectives on preparing rural health services for climate change
Published in
Australian Journal of Rural Health, August 2017
DOI 10.1111/ajr.12374
Pubmed ID
Authors

Rachael Purcell, Joe McGirr

Abstract

To determine health service managers' (HSMs) recommendations on strengthening the health service response to climate change. Self-administered survey in paper or electronic format. Rural south-west of New South Wales. Health service managers working in rural remote metropolitan areas 3-7. Proportion of respondents identifying preferred strategies for preparation of rural health services for climate change. There were 43 participants (53% response rate). Most respondents agreed that there is scepticism regarding climate change among health professionals (70%, n = 30) and community members (72%, n = 31). Over 90% thought that climate change would impact the health of rural populations in the future with regard to heat-related illnesses, mental health, skin cancer and water security. Health professionals and government were identified as having key leadership roles on climate change and health in rural communities. Over 90% of the respondents believed that staff and community in local health districts (LHDs) should be educated about the health impacts of climate change. Public health education facilitated by State or Federal Government was the preferred method of educating community members, and education facilitated by the LHD was the preferred method for educating health professionals. Health service managers hold important health leadership roles within rural communities and their health services. The study highlights the scepticism towards climate change among health professionals and community members in rural Australia. It identifies the important role of rural health services in education and advocacy on the health impacts of climate change and identifies recommended methods of public health education for community members and health professionals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 47 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 21%
Student > Master 8 17%
Student > Bachelor 7 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Student > Postgraduate 3 6%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 7 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 6 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 11%
Social Sciences 5 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 9%
Psychology 3 6%
Other 9 19%
Unknown 15 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 February 2018.
All research outputs
#3,279,153
of 12,519,038 outputs
Outputs from Australian Journal of Rural Health
#103
of 460 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#81,991
of 263,978 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Australian Journal of Rural Health
#5
of 18 outputs
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