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RESPOND Which strategies/technologies have the Royal Flying Doctor Service used throughout their history to provide medical support for people who live and work in remote parts of Australia?   Step 1: Choose one of the sources on remote health care throughout the history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. You may work in pairs or…

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Project the following chart onto your classroom whiteboard or a blank wall. Fill out as many post-it notes as you can in response to the question and stick them in the following columns.   How were your experiences using telehealth similar or different to the remote health care provided by the Royal Flying Doctor Service…

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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.