Violence against rural med staff: roundtable to investigate

DOCTORS and nurses working in rural and remote areas will work with other professional groups to stamp out violence by helping to develop a “working safe” framework.

Funded by the federal government, the framework will follow from a Working Safe in Rural and Remote Australia roundtable convened by the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) in 2009.

The chair of the association’s Female Doctors Group, Dr Jenny May, said the roundtable also involved ACRRM, the Australian Nursing Federation, the Police Federation of Australia, the Queensland Teacher’s Union and the Council of Remote

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