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Investigating the health of rural communities: toward framework development

Kimberley D Ryan

A/Prof Kimberley Ryan

qualifications: MDE

position: Assistant Professor


I am a psychiatric nurse educator employed in at a university situated in rural Manitoba, Canada. My research interests include: rural health, curriculum development, psychiatric nursing, mental health, continuing competency of registered psychiatric nursing, preceptorship of undergraduate psychiatric nursing students, and distance education. I am also a doctoral candidate from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada nursing program.

Frances  Racher

Frances Racher

qualifications: MAppSci(CommHlth)

position: Associate Professor


I am an associate professor in the School of Health Studies at Brandon University, a small rural focused university at Brandon in the southwest corner of Manitoba, Canada. I have worked in rural settings in acute care, home care, personal care and administration. I now teach community health, long-term and rehabilitative care, and nursing leadership. My research interests include rural community development and community health promotion as well as gerontology specifically related to elderly rural couples and their interdependence.

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