This book examines the evolving health care delivery systems and the role of nursing within the rural context. Divided into three parts including perspectives from experts in Australia and Canada, the book covers the foundations of rural nursing, special populations, and future perspectives. Students of nursing will find special features in each chapter such as a list of objectives, key terms, points to remember, suggested research activities, and discussion questions.

National and Global Futuristic Perspectives

National and Global Futuristic Perspectives
National and global futuristic perspectives

Part III presents national and global futuristic perspectives and builds on the chapters that were included in the two preceding parts. It begins with Chapter 12, which examines managed care in rural America. Highlighted are stimulating forces and some impeding forces to development of integrated managed care organizations (MCOs) in rural markets.

The next four chapters focus specifically on rural nursing from a global perspective. Chapter 13 focuses on rural nursing in the United States. In Chapter 14, Dr. Desley Hegney presents the Australian perspective. Chapter 15, by Dr. Donna Rennie, Kathy Baird-Crooks, Gail Remus, and Joyce Engel, offers the Canadian perspective. Chapter 16 synthesizes the information in the three preceding chapters on rural nursing in Australia, ...

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