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TitleHandbook of Rural Health [electronic resource] / edited by Sana Loue, Beth E. Quill
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 2001
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Descript X, 370 p. online resource


This book integrates the expertise of professionยญ tion available on the various health concerns and als from a broad array of disciplines-anthroยญ subpopulations and by the numerous methodยญ pology, health services research, epidemiology, ological complexities in compiling the necesยญ medicine, dentistry, health promotion, and soยญ sary data. Recognition of the nuances within and cial work-in an examination of rural health across rural populations, as recommended here, care and rural health research. This investigaยญ will allow us to provide care more efficiently tion includes an inquiry into issues that are uniยญ and effectively and to prevent disease or ameยญ versal across rural populations, such as public liorate its effects. Reliance on some of the newer health issues and issues of equity in health care. technologies and approaches discussed here, Several chapters explore the health care issues such as distance learning and broad-based, comยญ that confront specified subpopulations includยญ munity-wide health initiatives, will facilitate ing, for instance, migrant workers and Native disease treatment and prevention in relatively Americans, while others provide a more focused isolated areas. Ultimately, all of us must work approach to diseases that may disproportionately to ensure the availability of adequate health care have an impact on residents of rural areas, such to even the most isolated communities, for "as as specific chronic and infectious diseases


1. Rural Health Policy: Past as a Prelude to the Future -- 2. Methodological Issues in Rural Health Research and Care -- 3. Public Health Issues -- 4. Equity in Rural Health and Health Care -- 5. Ethnic Issues -- 6. The Health of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers -- 7. American Indian and Alaska Native Health Services as a System of Rural Care -- 8. Rural Womenโ{128}{153}s Health -- 9. Pediatric and Adolescent Health -- 10. Infectious Diseases -- 11. Chronic Disease in Rural Health -- 12. Rural Occupational Health and Safety -- 13. Oral Health -- 14. Rural Mental Health Services -- 15. Substance Use -- 16. No Safe Place to Hide: Rural Family Violence -- 17. Theories, Models, and Methods of Health Promotion in Rural Settings -- 18. Health Education: Community-Based Models -- 19. Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Rural Health Professionals

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