Rur­al Research

The objec­tive of this page is to pro­vide an inter­net resource to inform prac­tice and pol­i­cy through mak­ing the research and knowl­edge read­i­ly accessible. 

We will pro­vide links to research con­duct­ed in the con­text of rur­al prac­tice in the Aus­tralian set­ting along with oth­er Inter­na­tion­al research of relevance.

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Rur­al Nurs­ing Sum­ma­tive Lit­er­a­ture Review

CRANAplus com­mis­sioned the Rur­al Nurs­ing Project with the aim to iden­ti­fy oppor­tu­ni­ties for CRANAplus to be more rel­e­vant to Nurs­es work­ing in rur­al con­text of prac­tice, includ­ing improv­ing recruit­ment, reten­tion, pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties and rur­al path­way for Rur­al Nursing. 

The con­text of this study we acknowl­edge the role of the duel qual­i­fied Reg­is­tered Nurse and Reg­is­tered Mid­wife who have tra­di­tion­al­ly pro­vid­ed the mater­ni­ty care in the rur­al setting. 

This paper prin­ci­pal­ly refers to Nurs­ing roles unless mid­wifery was specif­i­cal­ly includ­ed in the arti­cles iden­ti­fied in the Lit­er­a­ture review. 

Men­tal Health


Men­tal Health in Rur­al and Remote Com­mu­ni­ties https://​www​.fly​ing​doc​tor​.org​.au/​w​h​a​t​-​w​e​-​d​o​/​m​e​n​t​a​l​-​h​e​alth/

Health Care Access, Men­tal Health, and Pre­ven­ta­tive Health; Health Pri­or­i­ty Sur­vey Find­ings for Peo­ple in the Bush” https://​www​.fly​ing​doc​tor​.org​.au/​w​h​a​t​-​w​e​-​d​o​/​r​e​s​e​arch/