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Preface All nursing research and all rural health research contribute to the knowl- edge base of rural nursing research. Knowledge developed from nursing research in urban areas often informs the development of rural nursing studies. Under- standings of clinical problems, systems problems, and rural culture and commu- nities developed from general rural health care research inform the development of specific nursing studies. Of equal note is the role that nurse scientists serve, often as research leaders within the field of rural health. The integration of rural nursing research into the general nursing research and rural health literature makes identifying this research difficult. This constraint is magnified by the lack of consistent definitions of rural and the complete lack of consistency among authors in communicating how they decided to describe a particular setting or study as rural. Additionally, the paucity of rural nursing research makes it difficult to synthesize research findings on specific topics. Such are the challenges facing the nurse scientists who have contributed to this volume, challenges they have attempted to overcome by identifying and synthesizing the literature on impor- tant rural health problems and issues within the context of a comprehensive identification of relevant research, including contributions by http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Review of Nursing Research Springer Publishing

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Springer Publishing
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© 2021 Springer Publishing Company
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0739-6686
eISSN
1944-4028
DOI
10.1891/0739-6686.26.1.11
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Abstract

All nursing research and all rural health research contribute to the knowl- edge base of rural nursing research. Knowledge developed from nursing research in urban areas often informs the development of rural nursing studies. Under- standings of clinical problems, systems problems, and rural culture and commu- nities developed from general rural health care research inform the development of specific nursing studies. Of equal note is the role that nurse scientists serve, often as research leaders within the field of rural health. The integration of rural nursing research into the general nursing research and rural health literature makes identifying this research difficult. This constraint is magnified by the lack of consistent definitions of rural and the complete lack of consistency among authors in communicating how they decided to describe a particular setting or study as rural. Additionally, the paucity of rural nursing research makes it difficult to synthesize research findings on specific topics. Such are the challenges facing the nurse scientists who have contributed to this volume, challenges they have attempted to overcome by identifying and synthesizing the literature on impor- tant rural health problems and issues within the context of a comprehensive identification of relevant research, including contributions by

Journal

Annual Review of Nursing ResearchSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2008

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