Combatting stress in remote area nurses 


The Centre for Remote Health has been granted an ARC Linkage Research Grant for a groundbreaking study of stress in the remote area nursing workforce.

This grant links Flinders University, Charles Darwin University and the University of South Australia with health service partners: the NT Department of Health and Community Services, the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) in the Department of Health and Ageing and the Council of Remote Area Nurses of Australia (CRANA) – the peak body for remote area nurses.

‘Over the next four years researcher and health services in the Northern Territory will be working closely,’ said Professor John Wakerman who heads up the research team. ‘We will be identifying stressors, and most importantly working with staff and services to develop strategies to reduce the very high level of stress in the remote nursing workforce.’

For further information contact Professor John Wakerman on 0417 884 182.