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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162167
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health, Literacy and Rurality: Challenges for the Nursing Practice
Author(s):
Boivin, Nathalie
Author Details:
Nathalie Boivin, PhD, Professeure-chercheure, UMCS-Bathurst, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, email: nboivin@umcs.ca
Abstract:
The 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) reported that 68% of the New Brunswick francophone population, 16 and over, presented literacy scores that are below what is required to function in today's society. Not only is the New Brunswick francophone level low, but it is among the lowest in Canada. A low literacy skill population faces numerous difficulties to access health services and health related information. How does the fact of living in a rural area impact on these difficulties? Adopting a Population Health approach, an exploratory research was conducted during the fall of 2008 with a group of low literacy skills people. Half of the participants lived in a rural settings and the other half lived in an urban area. Semi-structured interviews were done in order to better our understanding of the links between literacy, physical environment and the perceived health status of the participants. Information gathered is compelling and hints to the necessity for Nurses to review their professional practice.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
CASN Nursing Research Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth, Literacy and Rurality: Challenges for the Nursing Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoivin, Nathalieen_US
dc.author.detailsNathalie Boivin, PhD, Professeure-chercheure, UMCS-Bathurst, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, email: nboivin@umcs.caen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162167-
dc.description.abstractThe 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) reported that 68% of the New Brunswick francophone population, 16 and over, presented literacy scores that are below what is required to function in today's society. Not only is the New Brunswick francophone level low, but it is among the lowest in Canada. A low literacy skill population faces numerous difficulties to access health services and health related information. How does the fact of living in a rural area impact on these difficulties? Adopting a Population Health approach, an exploratory research was conducted during the fall of 2008 with a group of low literacy skills people. Half of the participants lived in a rural settings and the other half lived in an urban area. Semi-structured interviews were done in order to better our understanding of the links between literacy, physical environment and the perceived health status of the participants. Information gathered is compelling and hints to the necessity for Nurses to review their professional practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:58:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:58:08Z-
dc.conference.date2009-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nursing Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationMoncton, New Brunswick, Canadaen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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