Brief History Of Nursing In Rural North Carolina

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Phoebe Ann Pollitt PhD, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: For over a hundred years, organized nursing in North Carolina has recognized the unique health challenges faced by people living in rural areas. From the founding of nurse Lydia Holman's Holman Association in 1903 to today's focus on telehealth and access to care for rural residents, nurses have provided care to those in isolated regions. They have traveled on foot, boat, ox-cart, and mule to bring the benefits of modern healthcare to fellow citizens.

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Pollitt, Phoebe (2018). Brief History of Nursing in Rural North Carolina. Tar Heel Nurse. 2018;80(3):13. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2018
North Carolina, Nursing, rural areas

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