|A/Prof Amanda Kenny|
Dr Jane Mills is holding a public lecture at the Cairns Base Hospital Auditorium on the 30th October 2012, to be presented by Associate Professor Amanda Kenny.
Title: A Fork in the Road to Rural Health:Planning for a future nursing and midwifery workforce.
Presented by: Assoc Professor Amanda Kenny
Public Lecture Outline: The question of who will deliver the rural health services of tomorrow is a vexed one.With an ageing nursing and midwifery workforce, long term forecasts indicate severe shortages of these important health professionals who currently make up 50% of the people delivering care in rural areas. In this important public lecture, Associate Professor Amanda Kenny, an international expert in rural health service delivery and workforce development, will take a future forward approach, identifying potential solutions and strategies to address this problem.
About Assoc. Professor Amanda Kenny: Dr Kenny holds a PhD in rural health policy. She is an Associate Professor in Rural and Regional Nursing. In her previous role as Head of School, she led the establishment of the La Trobe Rural Health School, and played a major role in the successful bid for 62.7 million dollars of funding through the Commonwealth Education Investment Fund and the Diversity and Structural Adjustment Fund.She is widely published internationally and is frequently invited as a key speaker at national and international conferences.As an active researcher, her current research focuses on models of rural health service delivery and workforce development.
She has a strong interest in consumer participation in health care and health service design. Dr Kenny has conducted extensive research and consultancies for Government, with an emphasis on service design, funding models and workforce development.
Venue: Cairns Base Hospital Auditorium, Block A , level 2 (on the Esplanade side of the hospital) 5:45pm arrival and Lecture will begin at 6:00pm
Date/Time: Tuesday, 30 October 2012 at 5:45 PM
Registration Link: http://alumni.jcu.edu.au/KennyLecture