Two items that may be of interest to Croakey readers:
• Judith Brett has an article in the latest Quarterly Essay which I’m told is essential reading for those with an interest in rural and remote health.
This is the recommendation from Professor John Wakerman, director of the Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs: “It’s a terrific read. It’s not about health but broader perceptions and relationships between the city and the country. It’s mostly really spot on. It gives you the political context and it also describes the changes in that relationship over time, which is really important for us to understand. It’s about understanding the importance of the bush to the city, and the country as a whole.”
He’s convinced me to get a copy….
• The latest Australian Doctor has a feature on GP super clinics by Michael East which is worth a read: The Good, the Bad and the Uncertain. Not least because he gets out on the road, and gives readers a good sense of not only a few of the clinics but also the communities they are meant to serve. It’s a refreshing to see a story on this topic that moves beyond the political rhetoric (and I’m not only referring to that coming from politicians).