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Centre for Remote Health

Jeanne Tahini, Executive Officer, Centre for Remote HealthIn recognition of her outstanding and sustained contribution to the Centre for Remote Health (CRH), Executive Officer, Jeanne Tahini, received a 2015 Flinders University School of Medicine Dean’s Award.

For almost a decade and a half Jeanne she has provided comprehensive administrative support for CRH academic activities, and a key link to the community of Central Australia that has been invaluable to CRH's success.

The fact that CRH has established itself as both a productive university centre and a valuable community resource is due, in large part, to the professional and effective way Jeanne organises and coordinates staff and resources.

Jeanne has also been pivotal to Flinders' School of Medicine's successful growth of operations playing a key role in the successful functioning of the medical program in Central Australia.

Controlling People: The paradoxical nature of being humanCentre for Remote Health Director, Professor Tim Carey has recently co-authored a book entitled ‘Controlling People: The paradoxical nature of being human’.

Authors Tim Carey and Richard Marken have put together, for the first time, a clear and accessible text on how applying perceptual control theory (PCT) to our everyday actions equips us with the skills to lead more effective and satisfying lives.

As Richard and Tim describe, we are all ‘controlling people’. In fact, our feelings of wellbeing depend on staying in control, yet this natural controlling behaviour is sometimes the very reason we end up losing control. We need to understand and accept both our own and other people’s controlling natures.

The Centre for Remote Health (CRH) has launched a new innovative online learning module 'Conducting Medical Telephone Consultations', designed to improve the telehone consultation skills of Remote Area Nurses (RANs).

RANs often work in communities without resident doctors and are required to conduct medical consultations with doctors by telephone. This online learning module will help to develop and improve these telephone consultation skills. 

Professor Janie Smith, President CranaPlus, Sally Foxley and Dr Sue Lenthall, Centre for Remote HealthIn October 2015, Centre for Remote Health (CRH) Topic Coordinator for Post Graduate Nursing Studies, Sally Foxley received the 2015 CranaPlus award for Excellence in Education/Research in Remote Health.

Sally's nominator spoke of her as a dedicated and professional nurse and midwife, who is committed to improving Indigenous health outcomes through education, putting great emphasis on ensuring nurses are appropriately prepared for their work in a remote setting.

The award recognises Sally's diligent efforts to ensure lecturers for various subjects are grounded in the remote context whilst working to ensure students are exposed to best practice adult education methods. 

Sally is enthusiastic and accessible to all her students ensuring they have the best possible preparation and support for their future roles. 

AAG Poster - The role of art centres for Indigenous Australians with dementia in remote communitiesCentre for Remote Health staff, Heather Jensen, Annie Farthing and former staff member Melissa Lindeman, in collaboration with the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) won Best Poster prize at the successful Australian Association of Gerentology (AAG) Conference in Alice Springs in November 2015. 

The poster explores the role of art centres in supporting people with dementia in remote Indigenous communities. A literature review which will be published in 2016 inspired the poster.  pdf Download poster (1.26 MB)

Find out about the Centre for Remote Health short course Recognising and Responding to Dementia in Indigenous Communities


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