Title

Nursing care of people in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia

RIS ID

76715

Publication Details

Heaton, L. (2014). Nursing care of people in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. In P. Lemone, K. Burke, T. Levett-Jones, T. Dwyer, L. Moxham, K. Reid-Searl, K. Berry, K. Carville, M. Hales, N. Knox, Y. Luxford & D. Raymond (Eds.), Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Person-Centred Care (pp. 1854-1872). Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia.

Abstract

LEARNING OUTCOMES • Discuss the challenges in the provision of nursing care in regional, rural and remote communities. • Discuss the rewards of nursing in regional, rural and remote areas. • Identify the determinants of regional, rural and remote classification in Australia. • Identify the determinants of regional, rural and remote health. • Describe nursing in remote Indigenous communities with regard to cultural awareness, cultural safety and the rights of people living in these communities. • Describe the role of the nurse in regional, rural and remote healthcare. • Discuss the barriers to healthcare as identified by nurses, other health professionals and consumers in regional, rural and remote communities.

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