Why nurses are attracted to rural and remote practice

Hegney, Desley and McCarthy, Alexandra and Rogers-Clark, Cath and Gorman, Don (2002) Why nurses are attracted to rural and remote practice. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 10 (3). pp. 178-186. ISSN 1038-5282

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Abstract

This is the second paper of a larger study that examined the factors influencing the decisions of rural and remote area nurses, formerly employed by Queensland Health, to leave or to remain in this area of nursing. The study was a cross-sectional survey that gathered data from nurses who had resigned from permanent positions in Queensland Health during the period February 1999 to May 2000. This paper reports only those factors that influenced their decision to remain in rural and remote area practice, which can be categorised into personal, professional and rural influences. The results of this study are congruent with previous national and international research findings into these issues for nurses in rural and remote areas. The paper makes recommendations to attract nurses to the rural and remote work force.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Awaiting Author's version from author. Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:19
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2013 05:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: advanced; generalist; job satisfaction; remote area nursing; rural nursing; nurses
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111709 Health Care Administration
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3044

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