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Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:03 pm

Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me. I have currently just started the Bachelor of Nursing and need to complete an essay and the topic is:

Health care delivery in rural and remote Australia requires nurses to develop unique professional skills. Discuss this statement.

I am finding it a bit difficult to start this as I have no idea where to look as nothing is popping out at me over the net. Could anyone give advice on where to look especially when they were going to do rural nursing and felt they needed to find more information on what to expect.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!



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Mar 04, 2006, 10:29 pm Last edited Mar 04, 2006, 10:29 pm update #1

Hi Raney and welcome aboard!

Congratulations on commencing your nursing degree.

In response to your question I find that the Australian Journal of Rural Health is a good resource for referencing such essays.

Another reference would be the think in terms of thinking of direction for the paper, I would suggest that you think along the lines that rural nurses often refer to themselves as specialist generalists - that is they need to be able to provide quality professional services that in a metropolitan environment would be provided by a number of different nurses. For example on any given shift they might dealing with aged care, emergencies, cardiac, midwifery, paediatrics, surgical and medical patients. In a metro setting these are largely dealt with by specialties on different wards.

Hope that helps you get started.

modified: Saturday 04 March 2006 10:33:17 pm - Darren



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Mar 06, 2006, 12:57 pm

Hi Raney

Crana (council of remote area nurses australia) has a public access discussion board on their website at where you could also try asking this question. (you will have to register but it is a free and takes 5 minutes :) )





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Mar 06, 2006, 11:34 pm

Thankyou so much Darren and Morgan you both have been great help!!!!! I will definitely be looking these sites up.

Its great to see this type of site for the health sector and nurses in general. Keep up the good work!

I will also be telling people about this site its really good. And to all the nurses out there you are all doing a great job!!!!!!!

Regards, Raney (it should have an 'i' in it but i couldn't change it in the edit section)



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Jul 04, 2011, 05:38 pm Last edited Jul 04, 2011, 05:38 pm update #2


It is so good to being a part of this forum. Regarding this situation i will suggest you a site which provides you a lot. You should try this After registering of this site you can put your questions on it. I am sure you will find some good suggestions from this site.

modified: Monday 04 July 2011 5:40:46 pm - michleboost123



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Aug 12, 2016, 09:59 am

Thank you for your discussion forum posting.  I also am interested in rural nursing because some of my friends live in the rural areas and they tell me that they have a hard time getting to the doctor or a hospital.  There are rural nursing journals that would help you to get ideas about this topic.  There is also a nursing mobile that travels around and the nurses in that mobile do nursing care.  Here is something that you can also read about:

I wish you the best and the be