Outback Healers and Heroines was produced in association with the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), and features on-location interviews with inspirational women GPs who share their varied experiences of working in rural Australia and discuss issues such as practice models, work-life balance, their children's education, and being part of a rural community.
Dr Nola Maxfield, President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia, says: "Being a doctor in rural Australia makes for a fascinating career, where you treat an enormous range of conditions,meet some incredible people, and mix the rewards of general practice with the excitement of fields like emergency medicine and obstetrics - all the time providing a critical service for your local community. We want to get the message out to more people that rural practice is a career choice you will never regret..."
Highlights of Outback Healers and Heroines: Women GPs in Rural Practice include interviews filmed on location with Dr Jennifer Delima, who currently works in Alice Springs but who began her rural practice at Kintore (540 km west of Alice Springs), and Drs Annette Newson and Elizabeth Parsimei (an International Medical Graduate from Kenya),who are partners in a group practice in Barmera, in the Riverland district of South Australia.
Outback Healers and Heroines: Women GPs in Rural Practice (26 mins) - 3.30pm Thursday June 3rd on SBS One.
Online viewing : Outback Healers and Heroines: Women GPs in Rural Practice will also be available on the Rural Health Education Foundation website post-broadcast, at www.rhef.com.au.