Special Issue "Rural and Remote Health Workforce"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: advanced practice nursing; higher education; impact evaluation; multidisciplinary; nurse practitioners; nurse led models of care; policy; professionalism; rural and remote nursing; research translation; sustainability
Interests: evaluation; digital professionalism; health literacy; higher education; human computer interaction; nursing; mobile learning; mobile technology; nursing informatics; participatory health; primary health; social media
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Rural and remote areas experience unique challenges, and as such, healthcare services require strategic planning or redesign in order to be responsive and sustainable. Documented poorer health outcomes for rural communities are compounded by chronicity of disease; ageing populations; lack of sustainable infrastructure; the tyranny of distance to definitive, specialised health care; and workforce issues related to the recruitment and retention of health practitioners. The delivery of various healthcare systems approaches, including tertiary and targeted primary care models, to meet the evolving needs of the rural communities should be a priority. In recent years, many alternate models of healthcare delivery have been proposed, trialed and evaluated; however, many have had limited success from a sustainability perspective.
This Special Issue of IJERPH provides an opportunity to explore the reality of healthcare options and outcomes for rural and remote communities. Papers that explore successful integration of innovative healthcare models demonstrating improved accessibility and health outcomes are encouraged, as are papers that focus on plausible solutions to the identified health workforce issues in these communities. Research from all healthcare disciplines and settings addressing impact and economic evaluations of rural and remote health initiatives are welcome.
Dr. Kathleen Tori
Dr. Carey Mather
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Rural and remote
- Recruitment and retention
- Models of practice
- Primary care
- Care systems