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TitleClinical Yarning Project - Midwest
SupervisorDr Ivan Lin
KeywordsAboriginal Health
Rural Health Care
Research areaHealth Sciences
Project description

Ineffective communication between health care clinicians (doctors, nurses, allied health professionals) and Aboriginal patients is a significant issue across health care resulting in poorer health outcomes for Aboriginal people. 

Clinical Yarning is a patient-centred framework that re-frames clinical communication to be friendlier for Aboriginal patients. This mixed methods project is to implement Clinical Yarning across the WA Country Health Services (WACHS) - Midwest region of Western Australia. This will involve investigating the barriers and enablers to implementing Clinical Yarning, developing strategies to address these barriers (e.g. training and support for clinicians), measuring clinician, patient and health care service outcomes before and after implementation, and identifying determinants of change/lessons for future implementation. 

There is considerable interest in the Clinical Yarning approach nationally and the PhD student will work closely with the project team (research fellow, Aboriginal co-researcher, chief investigator and wider team) and WACHS partners. 

The project is based at the WA Centre for Rural Health and will require some travel within the Midwest region. It would suit a PhD student living in Geraldton (preferred, not essential) with an interest in Aboriginal health, implementation research and remote and rural health care. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date, an early appointment will be made.

Opportunity statusClosed
Open date31 May 2023
Close date29 Feb 2024
SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Dr Ivan Lin



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Clinical Yarning Project - Midwest