Remote and rural palliative care

McCarthy, Alexandra and Hegney, Desley (1999) Remote and rural palliative care. In: Palliative care nursing: a guide to practice. AUSMED Publications, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 83-101. ISBN 0-9587171-5-X

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Abstract

As this chapter explores the role of the rural nurse in the provision of palliative care, it is worthwhile to spend a little time explaining the role and context of rural nursing practice, and how the context of practice impacts upon the scope of services that rural nurses can access to meet the needs of the terminally ill client. Following this, the chapter will focus on accessibility and delivery of palliative care services from the clients' and rural nurses' perspectives. The chapter will conclude that, for palliation to be successful in rural areas, more attention has to be paid to the skilling of rural nurses. Further, the very diversity of rural communities means that, for a rural palliative care service to be successful, this diversity must be recognised and taken into consideration in planning service delivery.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:35
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 01:22
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920211 Palliative Care
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9514

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