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Workforce Issues in Rural Caregiving

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Part of the Caregiving: Research, Practice, Policy book series (CARE)

Abstract

Workforce issues in rural caregiving are presented in a framework of practice, education and training, research, and policy development for the rural workforce. The current contexts as well as future needs are addressed. The practice section describes the health status of rural Americans and the current licensed and unlicensed workforce. Better access to education and training, diversity, and cultural competence are described in the education section. Rural workforce research and other research that impacts the workforce are addressed. Finally, policy related to rural health and the rural workforce is discussed.

Keywords

Rural Community Emergency Medical Service Rural Health Underserved Area Rural Practice 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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  1. 1.Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services AdministrationU.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesStanfordUSA

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