1. The context Karen Francis and Ysanne Chapman; 2. Rural health Desley Hegney, Karen Francis and Jane Mills; 3. Understanding the community Ysanne Chapman, Karen Francis and Melanie Birks; 4. The practice of rural nursing and midwifery Jenny Davis, Moira Williamson and Ysanne Chapman; 5. Pregnancy, paternity and parenting in rural communities Margaret McLeod, Maureen Miles, John Rosenberg and Peta Lea Gale; 6. Childhood and adolescence in rural communities Ann-Marie Brown, Ainsley James and Angela Bradley; 7. Working with adults in rural communities Ysanne Chapman and Karen Francis; 8. Living longer, living well Judith Anderson, Carmel Davies and Mary FitzGerald; 9. Mental health in rural communities Margaret McLeod and Sally Drummond; 10. Conducting research in rural contexts Ysanne Chapman and Karen Francis; 11. Conclusion: sustaining the health of rural populations Karen Francis, Ysanne Chapman, Faye McMillan and Jane Havelka.
Rural Nursing will equip nursing students with the confidence to provide high-quality health care in a range of practice settings.
Karen Francis is Professor in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. Ysanne Chapman an independent scholar and has adjunct professor status with James Cook University, Charles Sturt University, Monash University and Adelaide University. Carmel Davies is Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.