Foreword by Rosslyn Carter.- Introduction.- Chapter 1. Caregiving in Rural America: A Matter of Culture; K. Chwalisz, K.C. Buckwalter, R.C. Talley.- Section I: Caregiving Populations.- Chapter 2. Family Caregiving: Implications for Rural Practice, Policy, Education, and Research; C.L. Gilliss, L.L. Davis, M.S. Harper.- Chapter 3. Elder Caregiving in Rural Communities; K.C. Buckwalter, L.L. Davis.- Chapter 4. Care for Children and Youth in Rural Areas; S.K. Walker, K.L. Reschke.- Section II: Practice and Research Issues.- Chapter 5. Addressing Disparities in Rural Health; T.M. Greer.- Chapter 6. Mental Health Concerns for Caregivers in Rural Communities; M. Morthland, F. Scogin.- Chapter 7. Research in Rural Caregiving; R.T. Goins, S.M. Spencer, J.C. Byrd.- Section III: Healthcare System Issues.- Chapter 8. Workforce Issues in Rural Caregiving; P.A. Calico.- Chapter 9. Telemedicine: The Use of Information Technology to Support Rural Caregiving; P. Yellowlees, T. Nesbitt, S. Cole.- Section IV: Assistance Strategies.- Chapter 10. Education, Training, and Support for Rural Caregivers; K. Chwalisz, S.M.C. Dollinger, E.O. Zerth, V.L. Tamkin.- Chapter 11. Strategies to Support Rural Caregivers; C.S. Wilkin, B.M. Stanback.- Chapter 12. State Responsibilities to Support Rural Caregivers; M. Greene, M.M. Perkins, K. Scott, C. Burt.- Chapter 13. Rural Caregiving: A Quilt of Many Different Colors; R.C. Talley, K.Chwalisz, K.C. Buckwalter.
Foreword by former First Lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter
Covers a broad range of issues unique to rural caregiving, including research, education and training, policy and advocacy as well as practice
Identifies specific needs related to education, training, and support for rural caregivers
Examines both the positive (e.g., close-knit family and friends) and negative effects (e.g., less access to professional support) of rural community on both the caregiver and the care recipient
Discusses the importance of in-home care in lieu of less-available forms of for-profit care (e.g., nursing homes, hospitals, pharmacies)
Addresses racial and ethnic health disparities as well as discrepancies in federal and state policies with regard to rural health care systems
Explores the advantages of using information technology - telemedicine - to address rural health care limitations and shortage of trained professionals