Boundary crossers, communities and health: exploring the role of rural health professionals

Kilpatrick, Sue, Cheers, Brian, Gilles, Marisa, and Taylor, Judy (2009) Boundary crossers, communities and health: exploring the role of rural health professionals. Health & Place, 15 (1). pp. 284-290.

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Boundary crossers understand the culture and language of community and health service domains and have the trust of both. Rural health professionals living within the communities they serve are ideally placed to harness community capacity so as to influence community-level determinants of health. We analyse five case studies of rural health professionals acting as boundary crossers against indicators of capacity for communities and external agents such as health services working in partnership. A more explicit evidence base for inclusion of community health development in the jobs of rural health professionals is needed.

Item ID: 29473
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-2054
Keywords: boundary crossers; rural health; community development; partnerships; health professional roles
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2013 23:21
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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