Health in Rural Canada

Edited by Judith C. Kulig and Allison M. Williams

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  • Published: 2012
  • Subject Listing: Health
  • Bibliographic information: 568 pp., 16 graphs, 3 illus., 6 x 9 in.
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  • Distributed for: UBC Press
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Health research in Canada has mostly focused on urban areas, often overlooking the unique issues faced by Canadians living in rural and remote areas. This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the state of rural health and health care in Canada. The contributors bring insights and methodologies from multiple disciplines and community-based research projects to a full spectrum of topics: health literacy, rural health-care delivery and training, Aboriginal health, web-based services and their application, rural palliative care, and rural health research and policy. Together, these multifaceted explorations of the dynamic relationship between health and place offer a valuable resource for understanding the special, ever-changing needs of rural communities.
Judith C. Kulig is a registered nurse and professorwithin the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge.Allison M. Williams is a health geographer and afaculty member in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences atMcMaster University.

"Health in Rural Canada makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the pressing issues and substantive challenges in rural health needs, practices, and policies. Illuminating rural health care and rural diversity, this book offers breadth and interdisciplinary perspectives that will benefit both policymakers and scholars in the field and serve as a useful classroom resource for students."
-Denise Cloutier-Fisher, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Centre on Aging, University of Victoria
Foreword / M. Watanabe


1 Health and
Place in Rural Canada / A.M. Williams and J.C. Kulig

Part 1: Rural Health Status

2 Rural Health
Status and Determinants in Canada / M. DesMeules, R.W. Pong, J.
Read Guernsey, F. Wang, W. Luo, and M.P. Dressler

3 Children,
Youth and Young Adults and the Gap in Health Status Between Urban and
Rural Canadians / A. Ostry

4 Health
Services Utilization in Rural Canada: Are there Distinct Rural
Patterns? / R.W. Pong, M. DesMeules, J. Read Guernsey, D. Manuel,
A. Kazanjian, and F. Wang

Part 2: Rural Health Human Resources

5 Geographical
Distribution of Rural Health Human Resources / J. Roger

6 Rural Health
Training Institute / P. Goodman

7 Building
Capacity in Rural Health Services: The Effect of Continuing Education /
S. Habjan, K. Kortes-Miller, M.L. Kelley, H. Sullivan, and L.

8 The
Rural-Urban Continuum as Place: What Can Be Learned from the Canadian
Community Health Survey (CCHS) - Mental Health and Well-being (2002)?
/ C. Nelson and J. Park

Part 3: Rural Health Services Delivery

9 Transcending
Boundaries: Collaborating to improve Northern Access to Health Services
in Manitoba and Saskatchewan / A. Moss, F.Racher, B. Jeffery, C.
Hamilton, M. Burles, and R.C. Annis

10 Virtual Healthcare
Communities: The Use of Web-based and Mobile Intelligent Technologies
for Risk Assessment and Health Management in Rural and Remote
Communities / A. Barranco-Mendoza and D. Persaud

11 Service Delivery Change
in Three Prairie Communities / D. Ramsey and K. Beesley

Part 4: Rural Health Policy and Research

12 Integrating Policy,
Research, and Community Development: A Case Study of Developing Rural
Palliative Care / M.L. Kelley, W. Sletmoen, A. M. Williams, S.
Nadin and T. Puiras

13 Rural Mental Health
Services in Canada: A Model for Research and Practice / C. Brannen,
K. Dyck, C. Hardy and C. Mushquash

14 Health Literacy in
Rural Communities: Challenges and Champions / D. Gillis and S.

15 Ethical Potholes Along
the Roads of Rural Research: Three Potential Concerns when Embarking on
Research Involving Rural Populations / S. Wilson-Forsberg, and J.

Part 5: Rural Health Issues

16 "Beyond Tired of
Driving that Far": HIV/AIDS Information Exchange in Rural Canada
/ R. Harris, T. Veinot, L. Bella, and J. Krajnak

17 Shifting the Burden:
The Effects of Home-Based Palliative Care on Family Caregivers in Rural
Areas / R. Donovan and A. Williams

18 Pain and Palliative
Care with Seniors in Canada's Northern Territories / N. Novik
and M. MacLean

19 Reflections on the
Socioeconomic and Psychosocial Impacts of BSE on Rural and Farm
Families in Canada / V. Pletsch, C. Amaratunga, W. Corneil, S.
Crowe, and D. Krewski

Part 6: First Nations in Rural Settings

20 Decolonizing First
Nations Health / K. Jacklin and W. Warry

21 Access to Primary
Health Care in Rural and Remote Aboriginal Communities: Progress,
Challenges and Policy Directions / J. Lavoie and L.

22 Bridging the Gap:
Accessing Health Care in Remote Métis Communities / B.

Part 7: Aging in Rural Contexts

23 Diversity among Older
Adults in Rural Canada: Health in Context / N. Keating and J.

24 Looming Dementia Care
Crisis: Are Canadian Rural and Remote Settings Ready? / D. Forbes
and P. Hawranik

25 Health and Social Care
Issues in Ageing Resource Communities / M. Skinner, N. Hanlon, and
G. Halseth

26 Rural Women's
Health Promotion Needs and Resources: A Photovoice Perspective / B.
Leipert, T. Landry, C. McWilliam, M.L. Kelley, D. Forbes, P. Wakewich,
and J. George

27 The Future of Rural
Health Research: Concluding Thoughts / J.C. Kulig and A.M.