Sustaining the rural primary healthcare workforce: survey of healthcare professionals in the Scottish Highlands.

@article{Richards2005SustainingTR,
  title={Sustaining the rural primary healthcare workforce: survey of healthcare professionals in the Scottish Highlands.},
  author={Helen Mary Richards and Jane Farmer and Sivasubramaniam Selvaraj},
  journal={Rural and remote health},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={365}
}
INTRODUCTION Many westernised countries face ongoing difficulties in the recruitment and retention of health professionals in remote and rural communities. Predictors of rural working have been identified by the international literature, and include: the individual having been born or educated in a rural location; exposure to rural healthcare during training; access to continuing professional education; good relationships with peers; spousal contentedness; adoption of a rural 'lifestyle… CONTINUE READING