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.

Rural Nursing in Canada

Rural Nursing in Canada

Rural nursing in Canada

Key Terms

  • Province
  • Ministry of Health
  • Regional health administration
  • Inuit
  • Aboriginal
  • Rural remote
  • Rural isolated
  • Rural nursing
  • Extended practice


After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Describe the Canadian health care system and the nature of health services for rural residents.
  • Identify important contributions of nursing to rural health of Canadians.
  • Examine four issues that affect the practice of nurses in rural areas of Canada.
  • Discuss practice, educational, and research issues of rural nursing in Canada.

Essential Points to Remember

  • The Canada Health Act of 1978 provided for publicly administrated, comprehensive, universal, accessible, and portable health services for all citizens of Canada. The current health care system in Canada is publicly funded and ...
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