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Exploring Rural Medicine: Current Issues and Concepts

by Yawn B et al SAGE Publications, Inc
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Physicians in rural settings are often called upon to treat a wide range of problems for which they have limited training due to a lack of technological, nursing, and consultant resources. Exploring Rural Medicine serves as an indispensable reference for health practitioners who face uniquely rural concerns in health promotion, care of illnesses, and professional practice issues. Among the topics explored are high-risk obstetrics, women`s health, mental health, environmental hazards, AIDS, terminal illness, and patient education strategies. This volume also discusses professional issues such as cultural awareness, ethical problems, quality assessment, and malpractice. Written by experts in a variety of fields who have rural medical experience, Exploring Rural Medicine is essential reading for the rural physician, students considering rural practice, and mid-level rural practitioners such as nurses and physician assistants. ''The topics addressed in the book reflect [the authors`] enthusiasm and experiences, ranging from the prevention of teenage pregnancy to the care of terminally ill patients with cancer. . . . The book deals with important problems and issues and is shaped by the real-world experience of the authors. . . . Rural practitioners will enjoy picking up this book and comparing their approaches and insights with those of the authors.'' --The New England Journal of Medicine ''[Exploring Rural Medicine] has the potential to fill an important niche; support materials for the rural physician. . . . Despite its length it is an `easy read.` It is well written with an eveness of style and quality almost impossible to achieve with so many authors.'' --Michael E. Samuels, The University of South Carolina ''Exploring Rural Medicine seems perfect for medical students or residents doing a rural rotation. I also recommend it to any family physician or other health professional interested in exploring rural medicine.'' --Christopher T. Patricoski in The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice

Rural Medical Practice - Barbara P Yawn
Present and Future
Labor and Delivery Crises - Charles S Field and Barbara P Yawn
Rural Solutions
Stabilization and Transport of the Ill Newborn Infant - Theodore R Thompson
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia - John J McNamara and Nancy N Hoogenhous
After the Infant Goes Home
Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder - Carolyn McKay
Recognition and Evaluation of Child Abuse - Daniel D Broughton
Adolescent Pregnancies in Rural America - Barbara P Yawn and Roy A Yawn
A Review of the Literature and Strategies for Prevention
Common Mental Health Problems - Lawrence P Peterson
Environmental Hazards - Barbara P Yawn
Managing Trauma in the Rural Emergency Department - David M Larson
Basic Organization
Managing Trauma in the Rural Emergency Department - David M Larson
Specific Problems
Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction with Thrombolytic Drugs in the Rural Hospital - Roy A Yawn
Women's Health Issues - Cheri L Olson
Caring for the AIDS Patient in a Rural Practice - Richard D Simon Jr
Treatment of Patients with Terminal Cancer - Wayne H Thalhuber
Caring for Dying Patients and Their Families - Norma Wylie
Health Maintenance in Clinical Practice - Paul S Frame
Strategies and Barriers
Patient Education in the Rural Practice - Patricia A Gibson and Claudia J Kapp
Making Your Practice Palatable for Your Patients - Barbara P Yawn and Angeline Bushy
Cultural Competency
Ethics Dilemmas in Rural Practice - Angeline Bushy and J Randall Rauh
Quality Assessment in Rural Practice - Peter G Harper, Charles E McCoy and Angeline Bushy
Living Through Malpractice Litigation - J Randall Rauh and Angeline Bushy