Rural Nursing, Third Edition: Concepts, Theory and Practice

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Helen J. Lee PhD, RN, Charlene A. Winters PhD, ACNS-BC
Springer Publishing Company, Oct 5, 2009 - Medical - 504 pages
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[T]his extended text on rural nursing is a significant contribution to the knowledge base on a phenomenon that is of significant importance to nurse educators, researchers, policy makers, and clinicians.

--Dr. Angeline Bushy, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Central Florida
College of Nursing (From the Foreword)

Thoroughly updated and revised, this new edition of Rural Nursing provides the knowledge, skills, and insight nurses must acquire to meet the unique needs of rural populations. Winters and Lee present a broad overview of the perspectives of rural persons, the characteristics of health care in rural settings, and the requirements for effective nursing practice.

With contributors from the United States, Canada, and Australia, this new edition presents an expanded view of how nurses can help make large-scale health care improvements in rural settings. Nurses will learn how to encourage changes in the health behaviors of rural people, pursue evidence-based practice and research, and create initiatives for improved education, practice, and policy.

New and expanded topics include:

  • Rural male caregivers
  • Perinatal experiences of rural women
  • Complementary therapy and health literacy in rural dwellers
  • Childhood obesity and environmental risk reduction for rural children
  • Rural public health in Native American communities
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Contents

PERSPECTIVES OF RURAL PERSONS
55
THE RURAL DWELLER AND RESPONSE TO ILLNESS
151
RURAL NURSING PRACTICE
247
RURAL PUBLIC HEALTH
345
LOOKING AHEAD
435
Index
461
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Helen J. Lee, PhD, RN, is a Professor Emeritus in the College of Nursing, Montana State University-Bozeman, Missoula Campus. She holds a BSN and Master's of Nursing from Montana State College, Bozeman and a PhD in nursing from The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests are in rural, gerontological and end-of-life issues, rural nursing theory development, and the variables of hardiness, perception of health, and mobility. Her memberships include the American Nurses' Association, Oncology Nursing Society, National Rural Health Association, Rural Nurse Organization, Western Institute of Nursing, Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, and charter member of the International Council of Nursing - Rural and Remote Nurses Network.

Charlene A. Winters, PhD, ACNS-BC, is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at Montana State University-Bozeman, Missoula Campus. She serves as Project Director for the Clinical Nurse Leader graduate option. Dr. Winters teaches the rural health course in the graduate program. Her research interests are illness uncertainty, adaptation and chronic illness self-management, and rural nursing theory development. She is an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Western Institute of Nursing, Montana Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Sigma Theta Tau International, Rural Nurse Organization, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, and charter member of the International Council of Nursing-Rural and Remote Nurses Network. Dr. Winters holds a doctorate in nursing from Rush University, Chicago, Illinois, and a bachelor and master of science degrees in nursing from California State University, Long Beach.

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