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Resources by Topic: Health occupations

Pharmacist Staffing and the Use of Technology in Small Rural Hospitals: Implications for Medication Safety
Assesses the capacity of rural hospitals to implement medication safety practices. Focuses on pharmacist staffing and the availability of technology.
Additional links: Policy Brief (January 2006)
Author(s): Michelle M. Casey, Ira Moscovice, Gestur Davidson
Date: 12/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
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Dentist Vacancies in Federally Funded Health Centers
Provides information on dentist vacancy rates by rural and urban location at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Date: 12/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 2: Nursing
Overview of issues related to the nursing workforce shortage, with recommendations to improve recruitment and retention of nurses. Part of a series of issue papers addressing rural healthcare workforce development through career pipeline programs.
Date: 12/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Family Physician Vacancies in Federally Funded Health Centers
Provides information on family physician vacancy rates by rural and urban location at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Date: 11/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 13: Emergency Medical Services
Discusses the challenges facing rural and frontier emergency medical services, including recruitment, financial issues, and training. Part of a series of issue papers addressing rural health care workforce development through career pipeline programs.
Date: 11/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Is Large Really Beautiful? Physician Practice in Small versus Large Scale Communities
Examines the effect of community size on how physicians view their practices as reported by respondents to two waves (1996-97 and 1998-1999) of a national sample survey conducted as part of the Community Tracking Study.
Author(s): George E. Wright, Ira Moscovice
Date: 09/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Pathways to Rural Practice: A Chartbook of Family Medicine Residency Training Locations and Characteristics
Discusses characteristics and geographic locations of family medicine residency programs' rural locations, types of rural family medicine training by location, and rural mission of family medicine residencies.
Author(s): L. Gary Hart, Denise M. Lishner, Eric H. Larson, et al.
Date: 08/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 3: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Discusses the challenges of recruiting pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to work in rural areas. Describes successful recruitment programs in Minnesota and West Virginia. Part of a series of issue papers addressing rural health care workforce development through career pipeline programs.
Date: 05/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Community Health Worker (CHW) Certification and Training: A National Survey of Regionally and State-Based Programs
Provides a national overview of state policy and state involvement in more formal training and certification of Community Health Workers, and to analyze the potential effects of these policy trends.
Author(s): Marlynn L. May, Bita Kash, Ricardo Contreras
Date: 05/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Factors that Influence Students in Choosing Rural Nursing Practice: A Pilot Study
Reports findings from a survey of nursing students, examining self-identified factors of students who expressed an interest in rural practice post-graduation.
Author(s): Angeline Bushy, Beverly Leipert
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 5(2), 387
Date: 04/2005
Type: Document
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