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"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

CM Felton-Busch, SD Solomon, KE McBain, S De La Rue

This study assesses the career goals of local Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) and community stakeholders to identify barriers to undertaking advanced health education. It uses open-ended interviews with nine participants in two communities in Northwest Queensland, Australia and found that, although interest in careers like medicine and nursing were expressed, the majority of participants indicated a preference for advancement to management or specialist areas as AHWs. Three main themes emerged in relation to barriers faced by AHWs and students in continuing study: support, infrastructure and promotion.

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