Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributorBrown, Susan J.en_US
dc.contributorCymbalist, Yvonneen_US
dc.contributorWolff, Alanen_US
dc.descriptionWimmera Base Hospital, Horshamen_US
dc.description.abstractAlthough family-planning clinics are numerous and well-accepted in most Australian capital cities, such clinics have been difficult to establish in some Victorian rural towns. One such clinic was established at a rural base hospital in a Victorian town in 1984. The history of the clinic's development and its mode of operation are discussed. The profiles of 157 consecutive new patients who attended the clinic are presented. Comparisons are made with the patient profiles from a Melbourne family-planning clinic. The clinic also provides a separate weekly educational programme. The effect of the educational service in attracting patients to the clinic also was evaluated. Over all, it was concluded that the successful establishment of this clinic has been a result of the appointment of female medical and nursing staff members, the support of the local base hospital, an active media campaign and the development of a separate and concurrent educational programme that was conducted by clinic staff members. It is recommended that these factors be considered in the future development of such clinics in rural areas.en_US
dc.description.provenanceSubmitted by Gemma Siemensma ( on 2022-01-05T03:55:21Z No. of bitstreams: 0en
dc.description.provenanceApproved for entry into archive by Gemma Siemensma ( on 2022-02-11T09:46:06Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 0en
dc.description.provenanceMade available in DSpace on 2022-02-11T09:46:06Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 0 Previous issue date: 1989en
dc.titleFamily-planning clinics and educational programmes — a rural experience.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleMedical Journal of Australiaen_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusFAMILY PLANNINGen_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusRURAL HEALTHen_US
Appears in Collections:Research Output

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.