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Investigating the health of rural communities: toward framework development

Kimberley D Ryan

Assoc Prof Kimberley Ryan ORCID logo

qualifications: MDE

position: Assistant Professor


I am a psychiatric nurse educator employed at a university located in rural Manitoba, Canada. My research interests include: suicide in rural populations, equine assisted psychotherapy/learning, undergraduate and graduate psychiatric nursing education, curriculum development, teaching and learning, mental health psychiatric nursing, mental health of rural and isolated populations, dementia, distance education, ongoing continuing competency, and issues encountered by our aging population.

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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