Rural Nursing: Concepts, Theory and Practice, Third Edition / Edition 3

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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

[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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826104564
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/5/2009
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Part I - The Rural Nursing Theory Base

Ch 1 - Rural Nursing: Developing the Theory Base

Ch 2 - Examining the Rural Nursing Theory Base

Ch 3 - Exploring Rural Nursing Theory Across Borders

Part II - Perspectives of Rural Persons

Ch 4 - Health Needs and Perceptions of Rural Persons

Ch 5 - Strategizing Safety: Perinatal Experiences of Rural Women

Ch 6 - Health Perceptions, Needs, and Behaviors of Remote Rural Women of Childbearing and Childrearing Age

Ch 7 - Rural and Remote Women and Resilience: Grounded Theory and Photovoice Variations on a Theme

Ch 8 - Rural Family Health: Enduring Acts of Balancing

Part III - The Rural Dweller and Response to Illness

Ch 9 - Patterns of Responses to Symptoms in Rural Residents: The Symptom-Action-Time-Line Process

Ch 10 - Updating the Symptom-Action-Time-Line Process

Ch 11 - The Chronic Illness Experience of Isolated Rural Women: Use of an Online Support Group Intervention

Ch 12 - Negotiation of Constructed Gender Among Rural Male Caregivers

Ch 13 - Complementary Therapy and Health Literacy in Rural Dwellers

Ch 14 - Acceptability: One Component in Choice of Health Care Provider

Part IV - Rural Nursing Practice

Ch 15 - The Distinctive Nature and Scope of Rural Nursing Practice: Philosophical Bases

Ch 16 - The Rural Nursing Generalist in the Acute Care Setting: Flowing Like a River
Ch 17 - The Rural Nursing Generalist in Community Health

Ch 18 - Men Working as Rural Nurses: Land of Opportunity

Ch 19 - Continuing Education and Rural Nurses

Ch 20 - Rural Nurses' Attitudes and Beliefs Towards Evidence-Base Practice

Part V - Rural Public Health

Ch 21 - Public Health Emergency Preparedness in Rural or Frontier Areas

Ch 22 - Environmental Risk Reduction for Rural Children

Ch 23 - The Culture of Rural Communities: An Examination of Rural Nursing Concepts at the Community Level

Ch 24 - Community Resiliency and Rural Nursing: Canadian and Australian Perspectives

Ch 25 -The Influence of the Rural Environment on Children's Physical Activity and Eating Behaviors

Part VI - Looking Ahead

Ch 26 - Implications for Education, Practice, and Policy

Ch 27 - An Analysis of Key Concepts for Rural Nursing


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