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Click to hear Dr Victoria Smith speak about how COVID-19 affected access to medical care, and how practitioners and patients had to adapt by using remote medical services such as telehealth. Dr Victoria Smith and her assistant, ‘Dog-tor’ Rupert

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View The Royal Flying Doctor Service was originally founded to help provide medical care for people who live and work in remote areas of Australia. Due to their geographic isolation, they were unable to visit a doctor or hospital. Click on the image to watch a video clip from The Furthest Corner to discover how…

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Most telehealth appointments were conducted over the phone, meaning that doctors were also unable to rely on any visual cues to help with their diagnoses. How difficult is it to communicate or receive information without being able to see? Your teacher will bring in 5 pillowcases or soft bags with a strong closure and place…

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How did the way you or your family access medical care change during COVID-19? What do you think were some of the challenges for the following groups of people using telehealth during COVID-19? a) A family with a baby b) An elderly person c) Somebody with English as a second language What do you think…

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THINK During COVID-19 people in affected parts of the world were required to change to remote health facilities, as they were no longer able to access face-to-face medical care, except in emergency situations. This may have seemed revolutionary, but, due to the remote nature of inland Australia, we have a long history of remote health.

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BUILDING YOUR EXHIBIT There are many formats you could use to present your information: Interpretive text panel with annotated images Model with audio recording Object A short video or animation Visitor podcast Brochure Here is a model of an outback house made by a grade 5/6 student at the School of the Air in Broken…

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SCENARIO: THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE IS BUILDING A NEW SECTION ONTO THEIR MUSEUM IN BROKEN HILL CALLED ‘HELPING AUSTRALIA SHRINK’ ABOUT THE SERVICES THEY PROVIDE FOR THE ‘AUSTRALIAN INLANDERS’. EVERY MONTH, A SCHOOL IS ASKED TO PROVIDE EXHIBITS FOR THE NEW AREA. In pairs or individually, develop a piece for inclusion in the exhibition.…