ERIC Number: ED215850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Mental Health Issues in Rural Nursing.
Babich, Karen S., Comp.
Five papers cover recent developments in rural mental health nursing. "Rural Mental Health Care: A Survey of the Research" (Karen Babich) chronicles recent interest in understanding the rural population's character and the nature of mental health services needed by and provided to rural America. Lauren Aaronson ("Using Health Beliefs in a Nursing Assessment Model") provides a general model of health behavior to assist people in mastering and performing desired health behaviors. Jeri Bigbee and others present a nursing needs assessment tool in "Interviewing the Rural Community to Determine Nursing Needs.""Viewing Health and Health Needs through Many Eyes: The Ethnographic Approach" (Jacqueline Taylor) reports that a five-year survey of health care needs is revealing interesting and sometimes unexpected information about how rural Montanans view their own health and medical treatment. Judson Morris and Lynne Morris discuss difficulties involved in "Training Human Service Workers for Practice in Boom Towns and Other Changing Rural Communities" and include a nets and links simulation game. "Being There: A Nursing Program that Introduces Students to the Practical Problems and Rewards of Outpatient Rural Mental Health Care Delivery" (Illa Hilliard and others) describes how one baccalaureate nursing program responded to the mental health needs of rural eastern Washington. (BRR)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Delivery Systems, Educational Games, Ethnography, Health Conditions, Human Services, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Models, Needs Assessment, Nurses, Nursing, Nursing Education, Postsecondary Education, Rural Areas, Rural Population, Training
Publications Secretary, WICHE, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80303 ($8.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: Boomtowns; Montana; Outpatient Care; Washington