Rural community

Overcoming the triad of rural health disparities: How local culture, lack of economic opportunity, and geographic location instigate health disparities

Objective: To discuss how the effects of culture, economy, and geographical location intersect to form a gestalt triad determining health-related disparities in rural areas.

Perceived Vulnerability to Cancer and Vaccination in Rural Georgia

The purpose of this secondary analysis was to identify parents' perceived vulnerability of their son or daughter to HPV infection and subsequent cancer.

Exploring cancer support needs for older African-American men with prostate cancer.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore cancer support and financial issues related to cancer care experienced by African-American men with prostate cancer and to understand whom they relied on for resource issues during diagnosis and treatment.

Employment of Advanced-Practice Psychiatric Nurses to Stem Rural Mental Health Workforce Shortages

OBJECTIVE: People living in rural areas have the same incidence of mental illness but far less access to mental health services compared with people living in urban areas. This brief report describes the workforce of advanced-practice psychiatric nurses (APPNs) and explores their potential to ease the rural mentalhealth workforce shortage. 

Towards Innovation and a Partnership Future for Mental Health Nursing

  This year's announcement of psychiatrist Professor Patrick McGorry as Australian of the Year has brought mental health into the spotlight.  In a public sense, the award represents a significant acknowledgement of mental health as a growing national concern. After all, 30 per cent of the Australian population experience a mental health problem at any given time.

Rural community leaders' perceptions of environmental health risks: improving community health.

 Qualitative description was used to explore how rural community leaders frame, interpret, and give meaning to environmental health issues affecting their constituents and communities. Six rural community leaders discussed growth, vulnerable families, and the action avoidance strategies they use or see used in lieu of adopting health-promoting behaviors.

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