Rural Behavioral Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Guide

Pages: 250
Item #: 4317000
ISBN: 978-1-55798-983-3
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Copyright: 2003
Format: Softcover
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Rural Behavioral Health Care discusses the needs and resources of the often overlooked individuals who live in rural and frontier areas. These areas of the country frequently lack sufficient services to meet their residents' health care needs. Federal policies, intended to offer relief to rural and frontier areas, are often developed from urban models. As a result, they may not be as effective at reducing health disparities as had been hoped.

This edited volume presents a comprehensive analysis of the public and federal policy, clinical trends, and empirical literature that are relevant to the provision of behavioral health care services in rural and frontier areas. Chapter contributors are leading experts from different professional disciplines, such as family medicine, public health, psychology, nursing, and social work.

The book examines the economic and social problems of rural and frontier areas, collaborative methods for service delivery, and the specific needs of special populations. It explains the unique cultural characteristics of rural areas compared with urban areas and also offers a detailed look at the differences between frontier and rural areas. The book successfully unites a broad spectrum of information and elucidates the distinctive health care challenges service providers and residents of rural and frontier areas face.

Table of Contents



—B. Hudnall Stamm, Susan L. Metrick, Mary Beth Kenkel, Judith A. Davenport, Joseph Davenport III, Amy C. Hudnall, Amy Watson Ruth, Craig Higson-Smith, and Carol A. Markstrom

Essays From the Field
—B. Hudnall Stamm, with Neill F. Piland, Byron Crouse, James Boulger, Gary Davis, Bette A. Ide, Marlene S. Buchner, Renee V. Galliher, and Kathy Tidwell

I. Behavioral Health Care Needs of Rural Communities

  1. The Behavioral Health Care Needs of Rural Communities in the 21st Century
    —Patrick H. DeLeon, Mary Wakefield, and Kristofer J. Hagglund
  2. A Snapshot of Rural and Frontier America
    —Morton O. Wagenfeld
  3. Poverty and Rural Mental Health
    —Catherine Campbell, Sarah D. Richie, and David S. Hargrove
  4. Substance Abuse in the Rural Community
    —Tony Cellucci, Peter Vik, and Ted Nirenberg
  5. Needs Assessment, Identification and Mobilization of Community Resources, and Conflict Management
    —Pamela L. Mulder, Helen Linkey, and Angela Hager
  6. Health Planning for Rural and Frontier Mental and Behavioral Health Care
    —Gil Hill, Alison Howard, Donald L. Weaver, and B. Hudnall Stamm

II. Service Delivery in Rural Communities

  1. A Public Health Approach to the Challenges of Rural Mental Health Service Integration
    —John A. Gale and Ronald D. Deprez
  2. Rural Social Service Systems As Behavioral Health Delivery Systems
    —Samuel F. Sears, Jr., Garret D. Evans, and Bradley D. Kuper
  3. Nonphysician Prescribers in Rural Settings: Unique Roles and Opportunities for Enhanced Mental Health Care
    —Morgan T. Sammons
  4. Rural Dentistry
    —Steven W. Friedrichsen and B. Hudnall Stamm
  5. Bridging the Rural–Urban Divide With Telehealth and Telemedicine
    —B. Hudnall Stamm

III. Special Populations in Rural Communities

  1. Children and Adolescents in Rural and Frontier Areas
    —Katherine C. Nordal, Stuart A. Copans, and B. Hudnall Stamm
  2. The New Psychology of Men: Application to Rural Men
    —Ronald F. Levant and Corey Habben
  3. Rural Women: Strategies and Resources for Meeting Their Behavioral Health Needs
    —Mary Beth Kenkel
  4. Rural Geriatrics and Gerontology
    —Susan Guralnick, Kathy Kemele, B. Hudnall Stamm, and Sister Anthony Marie Greving
  5. Individuals With Serious Mental Illnesses in Prison: Rural Perspectives and Issues
    —Robert K. Ax, Thomas J. Fagan, and Shelia M. B. Holton
  6. Veterans Health Administration: Reducing Barriers to Access
    —Judith A. Lyons
  7. Ethnicity and Rural Status in Behavioral Health Care
    —Carol A. Markstrom, B. Hudnall Stamm, Henry E. Stamm IV, S. Megan Berthold, and Paulette Running Wolf


About the Editor

Editor Bio

B. Hudnall Stamm, Ph.D., educated in psychology and statistics at Appalachian State University (BS, MA) and University of Wyoming (Ph.D.), is a Research Professor, the Director of Telehealth, and Deputy Director of the Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health. Previous appointments include the VA National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dartmouth Medical School, and University of Alaska Anchorage.

Working primarily with rural underserved peoples; Stamm's efforts focuses on health policy, cultural trauma, and work-related traumatic stress.

The author of numerous professional documents, Stamm's books include Measurement of Stress, Trauma and Adaptation (1995 Sidran Press), Cultural Issues and the Treatment of Trauma and Loss (with Nader and Dubrow, 1999, Brunner/Mazel), Secondary Traumatic Stress (1995/1999, Sidran Press). Stamm's work is used in over 30 countries and many diverse fields including health care, disaster responding, news media, and the military.