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.

Behavioral Health Care: Rural Issues and Strategies

Behavioral health care: Rural issues and strategies

Key Terms

  • Behavioral health
  • Mental hygiene
  • Farm stress
  • Code of reciprocity
  • Reciprocal behavior
  • Contingency planning
  • Self-reliance
  • Neighborliness
  • Managed care organization


After reading this chapter, you will be able to

  • Discuss the prevalence of behavioral health disorders in rural communities.
  • Describe the etiology and symptoms of farm stress.
  • Characterize social structures and how these can affect rural clients who need behavioral health care.
  • Develop strategies to protect confidentiality and anonymity for rural providers and clients using behavioral health services.

Essential Points to Remember

  • Experts estimate that of all people diagnosed with a medical problem, from 5% to 20% have some type of behavioral health disorder.
  • Rural residents experience high incidences of depression, alcohol abuse, domestic ...
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