Remote and Rural Nursing: A Canadian perspective Research Paper

Remote and Rural Nursing: A Canadian perspective
A look at some of the challenges and triumphs around rural/remote nursing in Canada.
# 144976 | 2,210 words | 10 sources | APA | 2010 | CA
Published on Oct 21, 2010 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Canadian Studies (General)

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This paper looks at the some challenges involved and attempts to shed light on ways in which patients who live in rural and remote communities in Canada can be provided with care to promote best outcomes for themselves and their families. The paper examines how there are many factors involved, some which may be manipulated and others such as geography and climate which must be accepted and worked with.

Rural and remote Canada: Background
Issues and limitations
Rural and remote nursing practice in Canada
A prescription for change

From the Paper:

"Although the language used to describe urban and rural nursing practice is often quite similar, rural nursing practice is unique and very different from urban practice. This is confirmed by research findings of the Kirby Report, the Ministerial Advisory Council on Rural Health, and the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (Hanvey, 2005). There is chronic underdevelopment of health education which leads to health promotion and preventive services in most rural communities. This is due in part to limited access to the wide range of health services enjoyed by Canadian urban dwellers, in part to political posturing with regard to health care reform and fiscal restructuring, which has lead to centralization and even rural hospital closures (Hanvey, 2005). This can also be attributed to the fact that while most registered nurses in rural and remote Canada have greater demands for advanced nursing practice placed on them, they generally have lower levels of formal education than their urban colleagues (Kulig et al., 2003)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Browne, A. (Unknown). Issues Affecting Access to Health Services in Northern, Rural and Remote Regions of Canada. Retrieved April 22, 2010, from
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  • Hanvey, L. (2005, September). Rural nursing practice in Canada: A discussion paper. Retrieved April 23, 2010, from
  • Macleod, M. L., et al. (2004, September). The Nature of Nursing Practice in Rural. Canadian Health Services Research Foundation,.

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