270 Pages 2 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    270 Pages 2 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    270 Pages 2 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Rural Healthcare was the first textbook of rural medicine in the UK. In this fully revised second edition, it continues to fulfil the requirement for a resource dedicated to the particular needs of those living and practising in rural areas. Offering an authoritative, informative, evidence-based, practical reference book, it is required reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of rural healthcare, a foundation for rural healthcare curriculae and an inspirational read.

    It is invaluable for both intending and established rural primary healthcare workers, including general practitioners, nurses, midwives, paramedics, therapists, managers and administrators.

    1. Introduction
    2. Jim Cox, Christopher E. Clark and Tim Sanders

    3. What is rurality?
      1. Scotland
      2. Charlie Siderfin

      3. Republic of Ireland
      4. Liam Glynn

      5. Northern Ireland
      6. Miriam Dolan

      7. Wales
      8. Mel Plant

      9. England

      Tim Sanders

    4. Role of the generalist
    5. Christopher E. Clark and Amanda Howe

    6. Rural diseases
    7. Tim Sanders

    8. Rural mental health
    9. Andy Brittlebank

    10. Animal diseases
    11. Neil Frame

    12. Teamwork
    13. Martin Woodham

    14. Remote healthcare
    15. Sean Hudson and Natalie Taylor

    16. Emergencies
    17. Nick Wright

    18. Rural pharmacy & dispensing
    19. Christopher E. Clark, Rosina Cross and Sinéad T.J. McDonagh

    20. Rural maternity care and family support
    21. Jaki Lambert and Helen Cheyne

    22. Rural nursing
    23. Tim Sanders, Margaret Nelson and Ruth Blundell

    24. Safeguarding
    25. Venetia Young

    26. Technology
    27. Helen Atherton and Dan Lasserson

    28. Public health
    29. Stephen Singleton

    30. Rural social exclusion
    31. Jim Cox

    32. Research

    Christopher E. Clark



    Jim Cox OBE DL MD FRCP Edin FRCGP MICGP is a retired rural GP, Cumbria, UK.

    Christopher E. Clark PhD FRCP FRCGP is Clinical Senior Lecturer in General Practice, University of Exeter, UK.

    Tim Sanders MRCGP is Clinical Lecturer in Rural Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

    Policy makers may be preoccupied with metropolitan issues but the authors of this book remind us that for so many of the challenges facing general practice - keeping care personal, meeting the needs of local communities, addressing inequalities, fair distribution of resources - the answers lie in rural practices. This is a book for all clinicians, all managers and all system leaders.’

    Martin Marshall, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

    Whilst remote and rural medicine might sound idyllic, both doctors and patients can face real and often unexpected challenges. The authors of this immensely impressive guide to rural medicine know the role intimately, and offer real wisdom, support, insight and encouragement. I only wish that this book had been around at the start of my career as a rural GP.’

    Sir David Haslam CBE FRCGP FRCP FFPH, Past President, Royal College of General Practitioners; Past President, British Medical Association; Past Chair, NICE

    This pioneering and comprehensive textbook is essential reading for any generalist or ruralist healthcare practitioner who is practising, or considering to practice, in challenging rural environments where limited medical, socio-economic and cultural resources confound clinical decision making. Multi-pathology and biopsychosocial factors are covered in the context of isolation, inaccessibility and interdependence for clinician, patient and community. Very clearly set out to help you prepare to practice as a generalist and ruralist working in a wide geographic setting with a diverse sociological cohort which requires decisive risk mitigation combined with confident decision making where you may only have your own knowledge, experience, instinct and this textbook to survive.

    Rikard Moen, Chair, Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

    Rural Healthcare, which includes the clinical manifestations of pathologies specific to rural communities, is detailed but easy to read. It is essential reading for students of all disciplines who need to understand remote and rural healthcare.’

    Natasha Singh, Chair of GP Society, University of Central Lancashire