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Document ID (ISN)109984
CIS number 09-841
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brumby S., Smith A.
Title "Train the trainer" model: Implications for health professionals and farm family health in Australia
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2009, Vol.14, No.2, p.112-118. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract This article presents the Sustainable Farm Families Train the Trainer (SFFTTT) model, a 5-day programme designed to enhance practice among health professionals working with farm families in Australia. This innovative model of addressing farmer health requires health professionals to understand the context of the farm family and encourages them to value the experience and existing knowledge of farmers and their families. Over 120 rural nurses have been trained since 2005. These trainers then successfully delivered programmes to 1000 farm families, with high participant completion, positive evaluation, and improved health indicators. In this article, rural health professionals report changes in how they approach health education, clinical practice, and promotion with farm families and farm workers.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; agriculture; state of health; Australia
Descriptors (secondary) programme evaluation; safety and health training; health care personnel
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Workplace health promotion