The newly revised fifth edition of this authoritative classic continues to be the only text to focus specifically on rural nursing concepts, theory, research, practice, education, public health, and health care delivery from a national and international perspective. Updated with 22 new chapters, these additions expand upon the rural nursing theory base and research. Content delves into the life of rural nurses, addressing their unique day-to-day challenges of living without anonymity, often acting as the sole health care provider, and establishing self-reliance as a nurse generalist. New chapters provide information on unique populations, such as veterans and Native Americans, as well as specific types of care, such as palliative nursing, bereavement support, substance abuse treatment, and much more. Free, searchable, digital access to the entire contents of the book and PowerPoint slides accompany the text.
New to the Fifth Edition:
How to develop a research program in a rural area
Strategies to advance research
The lived experienced of rural nurses
Chronic illness self-management
APRNs in rural nursing
A rural knowledge scale to use with students
Advancing rural health care through technology
Addresses critical issues in nursing practice, education, and research in sparsely populated areas
Written by esteemed contributors in the U.S. And Canada
Expands understanding of rural person and place characteristics
Identifies challenges and highlights opportunities for innovative practice
Serves as a single-source reference for rural nurses, students, faculty, and researchers
Print version includes free, searchable, digital access to the entire contents of the book!