Dr Graham Fleming, a rural GP and ACRRM member, acknowledges that generations of rural men have learnt to work hard, be resourceful, take risks and generally be unemotional due to economic survival.
“Rural men shun any sense of emotional involvement or weakness.
It is easy for them to say ‘she’ll be right mate, I can manage it myself’.
Actually going to see a doctor may be perceived as a sign of weakness,” Dr Fleming said.
“Rural men often fail to take preventative health measures and they have high rates of alcohol dependence, and the situation is compounded by difficulties in health care due to rural medical workforce shortages.” Schapelle Corby, Donald Trump, North Koreans and drag queens were just some of the characters at Moree Golf ...