Publication Year: 2013
Authors/Editor: Winters, Charlene A.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
The fourth edition of the only text to focus on nursing concepts, theory and practice in rural settings continues to provide comprehensive and evidence-based information to nursing educators, researchers and policy-makers.
The book presents a wealth of new information that expands upon the rural nursing theory base and greatly adds to our understanding of current rural health care issues. It retains seminal chapters that consider theory and practice, client and cultural perspectives, response to illness and community roles in sustaining good health. Authored by contributors from the United States, Canada and Australia, the text examines rural health issues from a national and international perspective.
The 4th edition presents new chapters on:
- Border health issues
- Palliative care
- Research applications of rural nursing theory
- Resilience in rural elders
- Health disparities
- Social disparities in health
- Use of rural hospitals in nursing education
- Establishing nursing education following disaster
- Public health accreditation in rural and frontier counties
- Developing the workforce to meet the needs for rural practice, research, and theory development