Tracking Rural Health

Latest E-Newsletter 

WACRH is buzzing!! Keep up with us and subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter 

Latest News 

The Rural Clinical School has relocated to the WACRH building. They can be found upstairs in the main A frame.

Welcome RCS!!

  • WACRH office opens in Karratha!

    The WA Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) has opened a satellite office in the Karratha Central Health Superclinic and together with stakeholders in the wider region is offering clinical and project placements from mid-2016. If you are interested in a placement in Karratha, contact WACRH on 9956 0200. Read More
  • Neuro-education with Dr Judy Willis

    WORKSHOP: Understanding the brain's responses to emotion. Dr Judy Willis visiting Neurologist and Neuro-educational consultant from the US will be presenting two workshops at WACRH. Date: 1 & 2 June. Venue: WACRH, 167 Fitzgerald Street, Geraldton. Read More
  • Student Health Academy

    Ever thought of a career in Health? Be part of Health Academy for Years 10 & 11. Learn from health professionals about health careers in this interactive two-day program. Dates: 27 May & 10 June. To apply, email Edsim-wacrh@uwa.edu.au or call 9956 0210. Venue: WACRH, 167 Fitzgerald Street, Geraldton. Read More
  • Are YOU a Yamaji champion?

    Come and join us and show us how deadly you can become! If you are interested in being a Yamaji Champion please call Chonnie Bellottie on 9956 0236 for more information. Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Default
  • Title
  • Date
  • Random

Missing Voices

Difficulties with yarning, thinking straight, understanding, reading, using hand signs and communicating are common after a person has a stroke or an injury to their brain. They might have trouble talking and doing simple things like asking for a cup of tea, calling out to their family, understanding shows on television or using the telephone. These difficulties are called Acquired Communication Disorders (ACD) and can really upset a person’s life and the life of their family and community.
Aboriginal people are experiencing more strokes and brain injuries than non-Aboriginal people each year. However, Aboriginal people don’t seem to be getting the same help for ACD after a stroke or brain injury than non-Aboriginal people. We would like to find out more about why this is happening.

WACRH, UWA and Edith Cowan University are exploring the topic in a bid to improve care for Aboriginal patients who experience communication difficulties after being affected by a stroke or other traumatic brain injury.

The Missing Voices project team is made up of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers from Edith Cowan University, the University of Western Australia/Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health and Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service.
The aims of the Missing Voices project are:
 
  • To find out how many Aboriginal people in Western Australia develop an Acquired Communication Disorder (ACD) after stroke or brain injury
  • Develop a culturally appropriate screening tool that can be used by Aboriginal Health Workers, Doctors and Speech Pathologists to identify people with ACD so they don’t miss out on help and services.
  • Describe the current state of services for Aboriginal people with ACD in Western Australia.
  • Develop alternative ways of giving services and help to Aboriginal people with ACD. These services would be culturally appropriate and easy for people to access. The ideas for services will come from what Aboriginal people with ACD and their families tell us. The ideas will also come from talking with the local Aboriginal Health Workers, the Doctors and the Speech Pathologists

A screening tool will be developed with the help of Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal people with ACD. This tool will help to make sure that Aboriginal people with ACD are identified. They might then be able to get some of the help they need. Right now, their voices are missing. We want to hear their stories.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Quick Menu

  • Poche Centre for Indigenous Health >

    The Centre aims to drive a transformative intergenerational Aboriginal health research agenda. Read More
  • Cultural Orientation >

    A number of universities in WA have adopted WACRH's Cultural Orientation site as part a Read More
  • Staff Contacts & Profiles >

    WACRH staff are based in Geraldton, Perth and Mt Magnet. Read More
  • Staff Webmail >

    WACRH Staff Webmail Read More
  • Intranet >

    Staff Access Read More
  • 1

Upcoming Events

Monday
30
May
WACRH - 167 Fitzgerald Street
Starts at: 09:00

Workshop to recognise and manage stress in the workplace.

For more information, view the Stress management flyer.

RSVP to admin-wacrh@uwa.edu.au or phone 9956 0200.

Wednesday
01
Jun
WACRH
Starts at: 09:00

Dr Judy Willis presents" Understanding the brain;s responses to emotion and the strategies that promote the motivation & growth mindset"

This a 3 hour introductory workshop for those involved with children in their early years.

For more information see the flyer

RSVP to admin-wacrh@uwa.edu.au

or phone 99560200

Thursday
02
Jun
WACRH
Starts at: 18:00

This is an introductory presentation for clincians. For more information  see the flyer

RSVP to  admin-wacrh@uwa.edu.au

or phone 99560200

Friday
03
Jun
WACRH
Starts at: 10:30

WACRH celebrates National Reconciliation Week by unveiling the "Acknowledment to Country" plaque

To be unveiled by Mtr Clarrie Cameron,  Nhanagardi/Wilinya Elder

Friday 3/6/16 at 10.30am

RSVP to admin-wacrh@uwa.edu.au or phone 9956 0200 for catering purposes.

All Welcome

 

Wednesday
08
Jun
WACRH
Starts at: 18:30

Read More

RSVP to cathy.hargreaves@uwa.edu.au

by Monday 6th June 2016