© 2001

Handbook of Rural Health

  • Sana Loue
  • Beth E. Quill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Keith J. Mueller
    Pages 1-23
  3. Sana Loue, Hal Morgenstern
    Pages 25-33
  4. John B. Conway
    Pages 35-43
  5. Lu Ann Aday, Beth E. Quill, Cielito C. Reyes-Gibby
    Pages 45-72
  6. Roberta D. Baer, Janice Nichols
    Pages 73-102
  7. Bruce W. Goldberg, Marie Napolitano
    Pages 103-117
  8. Patricia Winstead-Fry, Elizabeth Wheeler
    Pages 135-156
  9. Neva Abbott, Karen Olness
    Pages 157-172
  10. Keith B. Armitage, Gary I. Sinclair
    Pages 173-187
  11. Leslie K. Dennis, Stacie L. Pallotta
    Pages 189-207
  12. Lorann Stallones
    Pages 209-215
  13. Robert Isman
    Pages 217-239
  14. Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson
    Pages 241-256
  15. L. A. Rebhun, Helena Hansen
    Pages 257-276
  16. Susan Murty
    Pages 277-293
  17. John P. Elder, Guadalupe X. Ayala, Marion F. Zabinski, Judith J. Prochaska, Christine A. Gehrman
    Pages 295-314
  18. Gail E. Souare
    Pages 315-335
  19. James Robinson III, Jeffrey J. Guidry
    Pages 337-353

About this book


This book integrates the expertise of profession­ tion available on the various health concerns and als from a broad array of disciplines-anthro­ subpopulations and by the numerous method­ pology, health services research, epidemiology, ological complexities in compiling the neces­ medicine, dentistry, health promotion, and so­ sary data. Recognition of the nuances within and cial work-in an examination of rural health across rural populations, as recommended here, care and rural health research. This investiga­ will allow us to provide care more efficiently tion includes an inquiry into issues that are uni­ and effectively and to prevent disease or ame­ versal across rural populations, such as public liorate its effects. Reliance on some of the newer health issues and issues of equity in health care. technologies and approaches discussed here, Several chapters explore the health care issues such as distance learning and broad-based, com­ that confront specified subpopulations includ­ munity-wide health initiatives, will facilitate ing, for instance, migrant workers and Native disease treatment and prevention in relatively Americans, while others provide a more focused isolated areas. Ultimately, all of us must work approach to diseases that may disproportionately to ensure the availability of adequate health care have an impact on residents of rural areas, such to even the most isolated communities, for "as as specific chronic and infectious diseases.


Public Health anthropology education epidemiology health health care health policy psychology public health issues social work

Editors and affiliations

  • Sana Loue
    • 1
  • Beth E. Quill
    • 2
  1. 1.Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas, HoustonHoustonUSA

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