Revisiting the past: the association for Australian rural nurses comes of age

Francis, Karen, and Lindsay, David (2002) Revisiting the past: the association for Australian rural nurses comes of age. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 10 (6). pp. 308-309.

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It is timely for the Association for Australian Rural Nurses to review its achievements since the inauguration of the association in 1992. Undoubtedly the 1990s will be remembered as the period during which rural health and rural issues first gained a significant and much needed profile generated within political discourse. The launch of the Australian Journal of Rural Health in 1992 provided both an impetus and an outlet for debate on rural health issues and helped to focus national attention on the plight of rural communities.1 The new Journal's first issue highlighted that ‘rural areas have been shown to be a neglected concern and comparatively disadvantaged with respect to the provision of health services.’2 Moreover, its contents highlighted the significance of the thorny question of ‘when does urban become rural?’ and the need for further research to ‘determine the extent to which there exists a rural‐urban differential in health status.’3

Item ID: 55784
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1440-1584
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 00:59
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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