Working with adults in rural communities

Chapman, Ysanne, and Francis, Karen (2014) Working with adults in rural communities. In: Francis, Karen, Chapman, Ysanne, and Davis, Carmel, (eds.) Rural Nursing: the Australian context. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 107-125.

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[Extract] The adult in rural settings is the focus of this chapter. In it we will discuss how employment openings present themselves as opportunities for adults to settle and grow in rural areas. According to Reimer (1997) informal social networks assist with gaining employment or developing employment opportunities in rural areas. Changes in kin and friendship relationships, divisions of labour and economic viability also impinge on rural employment. When economic factors threaten the viability of local employers, unemployment challenges arise - and these will also be discussed. Common health conditions and serious threats to wellbeing from either those employed or those not employed will be outlined. The central role of nurses in various practice settings and their interactions with the adult population will be weaved through the discussions.

Item ID: 35439
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-1-107-62682-9
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2015 03:00
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111709 Health Care Administration @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 50%
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