Personal and professional issues in rural practice

Hays, Richard, and Worley, Paul (2004) Personal and professional issues in rural practice. In: Wilkinson, David, Hays, Richard, Strasser, Roger, and Worley, Paul, (eds.) The Handbook of Rural Medicine in Australia. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 167-177.

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[Extract] Much of this book has dealt with the clinical content of rural medicine practice and the process of providing health care in rural communities, highlighting the differences that distinguish rural from big city medicine. The first part also contains a description of the context in which rural health professionals must provide their services, particularly the influience of local population size, distance from major centres, and the availability of resources on how, where and when medical care is provided. This last part of the book returns to a further set of contextual issues that are often forgotten in discussions about the provision of high quality medical services to Australians living in rural or remote communities. These issues relate to how individual rural doctors prepare for rural practice, maintain their competence, and collaborate with others in the community but have healthy, balanced lifestyles for their families as we as themselves.

Item ID: 26653
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-19-551650-0
Keywords: rural health, rural practice, professional issues
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 05:34
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 100%
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