Rural & Remote Nursing in Australia
A 5 page research paper that describes this area of Australian nursing. Nursing in rural and remote Australia has recently been the focus of a great deal of attention from the Australian Nurses Federation, and it is hoped that this attention, in terms of research and position papers, will encourage government policymakers to likewise focus on the needs of the this crucial area of public health (Armstrong, 2006). As this suggests, it is widely acknowledge that nursing practice in rural and remote settings differs significantly from nursing practice in urban locales (Courtney, et al, 2002). This literature review looks at some of the problems and challenges facing nurses in rural and remote areas of Australia in order to offer an overview of the healthcare concerns of nursing professionals whose practice is far from the resources available in urban areas. Bibliography lists 10 sources.