Rural Outback and Remote Paramedic Conference (ROAR) 2021
The Rural Outback and Remote Paramedic Conference is designed specifically for paramedics and allied health professionals working in rural, outback and remote locations.
The impact of rurality on paramedic role and work environment.
In Australia, access to emergency healthcare services and specialist care, particularly the ambulance service, is more restricted in rural areas. This presentation explores the impact of rurality on a paramedic's role and work environment, as researched through semi-structured interviews with Australian paramedics.
Biography: Heulwen Spencer-Goodsir
Heulwen is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours) from Charles Sturt University, Bathurst. She is a novice researcher with a keen interest in trauma and rural paramedicine, having recently completed her Honours thesis on the role of paramedics in regional and rural communities of Australia. She is currently working on publishing the findings of this study, while also beginning a Bachelor of Emergency Management. In her free time, Heulwen volunteers at the local SES unit as a Deputy Rescue Officer and Deputy Team Leader.