Human resource issues in rural mental health services.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Human resource issues related to the provision of mental health care in rural areas under the proposed health care reform are addressed. Rural areas continue to utilize more non-specialty providers in the provision of mental health care. First, issues surrounding the training, recruitment, and retention of specialty mental health providers differ between urban and rural areas. Next, innovative strategies currently being used to attract and retain specialty providers to rural practice are presented. Finally, implications for expanding the knowledge base related to rural providers are explored.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Merwin, EI; Goldsmith, HF; Manderscheid, RW

Published Date

  • December 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 525 - 537

PubMed ID

  • 8608698

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-2789

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0010-3853

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/bf02189437


  • eng