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Rural Nursing

SKU# 9780826170859

Concepts, Theory, and Practice, Fourth Edition

Author: Charlene A. Winters PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC

Editors: Charlene A. Winters PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC


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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
  • Vulnerabilities
  • 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

Key Features:

  • Provides a single-source reference on rural nursing concepts, theory, and practice
  • Covers critical issues regarding nursing practice in sparsely populated regions
  • Presents a national and international focus
  • Updates content and includes a wealth of new information
  • Designed for nurse educators and students at the graduate level

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 20, 2013
  • Page Count 520
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826170859
  • EISBN 9780826170866

Table of Contents 


1. Rural Nursing: Developing the Theory Base

2. Updating the Rural Theory Base

3. Exploring Rural Nursing Theory Across Borders

4. Rural Nursing Theory: A Literature Review -


5. Health Needs and Perceptions of Rural Persons

6. Assessing Resilience in Older Frontier Women

7. Rural and Remote Women and Resilience: Grounded Theory and Photovoice Variations on a Theme – Part 2

8. Rural Palliative Care: Land of Challenges and Opportunities


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

10. Beyond the Symptom-Action-Time-Line Process: Explicating the Health-Needs-Action Process (HNAP)

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

12. Negotiation of Constructed Gender Among Rural Male Caregivers

13. Complementary Therapy and Health Literacy in Rural Dwellers

14. Acceptability: One Component in Choice of Health Care Provider

15. Health Disparities in Rural Populations Across the Lifespan


16. The Distinctive Nature and Scope of Rural Nursing Practice: Philosophical Bases

17. Men Working as Rural Nurses: Land of Opportunity

18. Rural Nurses’ Attitudes and Beliefs Toward Evidence-Based Practice

19. The Use of Rural Hospitals for Clinical Placements in Nursing Education

20. U.S. – Mexico Border: Challenges and Opportunities in Rural and Border Health

21. Reestablishing Nursing Education in Haiti: Nurses Helping Nurses after Complex Humanitarian Emergencies


22. Environmental Risks for Children Living in Rural Communities

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

24. Community Resiliency and Rural Nursing: Canadian and Australian Perspectives

25. The In?uence of the Rural Environment on Children’s Physical Activity and Eating Behaviors

26. Public Health Accreditation in Rural and Frontier Counties: A Montana Perspective

27. Nurses in Occupational Practice in Agricultural and Rural Communities: Providing Occupational Health and Safety Education and Prevention Services


28. Implications for Education, Practice, and Policy

29. Nursing Workforce Development, Clinical Practice, Research, and Nursing Theory: Connecting the Dots

30. An analysis of Key Concepts for Rural Nursing

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