The newly revised fifth edition of this authoritative classic continues to be the only text to focus specifically on rural nursing concepts, theory, research, practice, education, public health, and health care delivery from a national and international perspective. Updated with 22 new chapters, these additions expand upon the rural nursing theory base and research. Content delves into the life of rural nurses, addressing their unique day-to-day challenges of living without anonymity, often acting as the sole health care provider, and establishing self-reliance as a nurse generalist. New chapters provide information on unique populations, such as veterans and Native Americans, as well as specific types of care, such as palliative nursing, bereavement support, substance abuse treatment, and much more. Free, searchable, digital access to the entire contents of the book and PowerPoint slides accompany the text.