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Modelling Connections In Aged Care Report on Stages 1 - 3


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Robinson, AL, Abbey, J, Toye, C, Barnes, L, Abbey, B, Saunders, R, Lea, EJ, Hill, O, Parker, D, Roff, A, Andrews, S, Marlow, A, Venter, L and Andre, K 2008 , Modelling Connections In Aged Care Report on Stages 1 - 3.

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That the issue of ageing is going to be high on the agenda of Australian governments and
community interests for at least the next four decades is clear and well understood. Despite
successive waves of government-driven reforms in financing, planning, provision and standards,
extending now over two decades, we still have serious problems of staff recruitment and retention
in this area, problems which, on present indications, are likely to peak at about the same time in the
not-too-distant future as the demand pressures reach a new level of intensity. There is still a
measure of uncertainty about some dimensions of the aged care workforce despite recent scholarly
attempts to clarify the situation (Richardson & Martin, 2004).
However it can be agreed that rates of RN retirement and withdrawal for other reasons will exceed
RN recruitment rates and thereby maintain pressure on the labour force supply side. That there are
several causes of this declining trajectory is clear; that a widespread rejection of the actual or
anticipated aged care clinical experience by student nurses is one of those several causes is equally

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Authors/Creators:Robinson, AL and Abbey, J and Toye, C and Barnes, L and Abbey, B and Saunders, R and Lea, EJ and Hill, O and Parker, D and Roff, A and Andrews, S and Marlow, A and Venter, L and Andre, K
Publisher: School of Nursing & Midwifery
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