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dc.contributor.authorDywili, Sophia
dc.contributor.authorBonner, Ann
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Judith
dc.contributor.authorO' Brien, Louise
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-09T04:24:58Z
dc.date.available2020-12-09T04:24:58Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn1038-5282en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1440-1584.2012.01281.xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/400131
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to review and synthesise existing literature that investigated the experience of overseas-trained health professionals (OTHPs) in rural and remote areas of destination countries. A systematic literature review was conducted using electronic databases and manual search of studies published from January 2004 to February 2011. Data were analysed from the final 17 original report articles that met the inclusion criteria. The reviewed research studies were conducted in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. Overseas-trained medical practitioners were the most frequently researched (n=14); two studies involved nurses and one study included several health professionals. Three main themes emerged from the review and these were: (i) expectations; (ii) cultural diversity; and (iii) orientation and integration to rural and remote health work environment. The OTHPs were expected to possess the appropriate professional and cultural skills while they themselves expected recognition of their previous experiences and adequate organisational orientation and support. A welcoming and accepting community coupled with a relaxed rural lifestyle and the joy of continued patient care resulted in successful integration and contributed to increased staff retention rates. Recognition of expectations and cultural diversity by all parties and comprehensive orientation with sufficient organisational support are important elements in the integration of OTHPs and subsequent delivery of quality health care to people living in rural and remote areas.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom175en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto184en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Rural Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Societyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPublic, Environmental & Occupational Healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordsNursingen_US
dc.subject.keywordscultural diversityen_US
dc.titleExperience of overseas-trained health professionals in rural and remote areas of destination countries: A literature reviewen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDywili, S; Bonner, A; Anderson, J; O' Brien, L, Experience of overseas-trained health professionals in rural and remote areas of destination countries: A literature review, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 2012, 20 (4), pp. 175-184en_US
dc.date.updated2020-12-09T04:22:20Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)en_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 National Rural Health Alliance Inc. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Experience of overseas‐trained health professionals in rural and remote areas of destination countries: A literature review, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 2012, 20 (4), pp. 175-184, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1584.2012.01281.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)en_US
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