Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Centre for Social Research
Community Services And Social Sciences
Emeritus Professor Alan Black
Dr. John Duff
Dr. Ann-Claire Larsen
Rural general practice is general practice at its best: a comment by one GP interviewed for this study was echoed by colleagues who viewed their work in a rural setting as challenging, diverse, rewarding and satisfying. Despite reported difficulties associated with rural general practice, many GPs argued that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. Few wanted to leave. Nonetheless, too few Australian trained GPs are willing to move from cities to work in the country. Consequently, overseas trained doctors have been recruited to fill vacancies or nurses provide health services in communities unable to attract a GP.
Durey, Angela, "The changing face of rural general practice: an ethnographic study of general practitioners and their spouses" (2005). Theses: Doctorates and Masters. Paper 61.