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.

Foundations of Rural Nursing
Foundations of rural nursing

Part I of this book, ampnumx201C;Foundations of Rural Nursing,ampnumx201D; provides the theoretical basis for nursing practice and research with rural clients. Chapter 1, ampnumx201C;Nursing and Rural Health Care Delivery: Yesterday and Today,ampnumx201D; highlights relevant historical perspectives and cross-cutting issues that present in most discussions about rural health care delivery and nursing. These issues arise in the discussions throughout this book as well. This chapter concludes with an overview of the features of rural nursing. Chapter 2 presents the various definitions of rural and urban and examines their implications for nursing. Chapter 3 examines the current progress in the development of a theory for nursing in rural environments. Chapter 4 focuses on the community health assessment process, describing the ...

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