The Country Doctor Revisited : A Twenty-First Century Reader

The Country Doctor Revisited : A Twenty-First Century Reader

by Therese Zink
     
 

An anthology that addresses the rapidly changing nature of rural medicine in the United States Over the past thirty years, rural health care in the United States has changed dramatically. The stereotypical white-haired doctor with his black bag of instruments and his predominantly white, small-town clientele has imploded: the global age has reached rural

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An anthology that addresses the rapidly changing nature of rural medicine in the United States Over the past thirty years, rural health care in the United States has changed dramatically. The stereotypical white-haired doctor with his black bag of instruments and his predominantly white, small-town clientele has imploded: the global age has reached rural America. Independently owned clinics have given way to a massive system of hospitals; new technology now brings specialists right to the patient's bedside; and an increasingly diverse clientele has sparked the need for doctors and nurses with an equally diverse assortment of skills. The Country Doctor Revisited is a fascinating collection of essays, poems, and short stories written by rural health care professionals on the experiences of doctors and nurses practicing medicine in rural environments, such as farms, reservations, and migrant camps. The pieces explore the benefits and burdens of new technology, the dilemmas in making ethically sound decisions, and the trials of caring for patients in a broken system. Alternately compelling, thought provoking, and moving, they speak of the diversity of rural health care providers, the range of patients served in rural communities, the variety of settings that comprise the rural United States, and the resources and challenges health care providers and patients face today.

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ISBN-13:
9781606350614
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Publication date:
08/17/2010
Edition description:
New
Pages:
191
Sales rank:
681,600
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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