THE FIRST BOOK TO FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANT FIELD OF RURAL HEALTH CARE!About 20% of the U.S. population, over 50 million people, live in rural America. Physicians and other health care professionals face unique and particular problems in providing health care to this growing population. Yet until now, there has been no comprehensive source of information on rural health careTextbook of Rural Medicine fills this gap. Written by educators and practitioners with long experience in rural health care, this book provides: *Practical guidelines and insights on all major facets and issues of rural practice *An in-depth preview of rural practice for students considering this field or on rural rotation *Help with special rural clinical problems such as emergencies, prenatal care, mental health and dental care *Valuable approaches to rural health care organization and management *Communications-era applications that improve delivery of rural health care *Key lessons in rural medicine from other countries including, Canada, Australia, China, South Africa, and the UK *Strategies, tips, and policies that can benefit current rural practitioners *Experienced physicians' and educators' suggestions on educating and training rural physiciansExamining rural practice from every angle, Textbook of Rural Medicine brings home the first complete guide for practitioners, or explorers, of this important field of medical practice. Add it to your library for a rewarding source of answers, inspiration, and comparisons for many years to comeeven if your practice is an urban one.Geyman, John P. is the author of 'Textbook of Rural Medicine', published 2000 under ISBN 9780071345408 and ISBN 007134540X.