- Provides a strong fundamental underpinning with preliminary chapters covering rural health theory, healthcare systems, health education centers, and health literacy
- Addresses COVID-19 and its impact on emergency and disaster preparedness, health policy, and special rural populations
- Includes objectives and study questions in each chapter to provide focus and prompts for classroom discussion and assignments
- Describes and addresses key chapter topics in rural health such as an aging population, telehealth, an immigrant population, and mental health
- Chapters contributed by topic experts in rural health policy, veteran populations, aging populations, substance abuse, and social media
- Free Instructor’s Manual available to faculty who adopt the book for courses
This course textbook focuses on the practical issues and challenges faced by nurses working with rural populations. Additionally, the textbook provides background information on chapter topics such as the aging rural population, mental health, substance abuse, rural veterans, telehealth, interprofessional education, and introduces evidence-based strategies to facilitate quality care. This text is ideal for academic programs, concentrations, and courses seeking to include rural health in the curriculum and for nurses in rural settings.