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Boundary crossers, communities, and health: Exploring the role of rural


Kilpatrick, SI and Cheers, B and Gilles, M and Taylor, J, Boundary crossers, communities, and health: Exploring the role of rural, Health & Place, 15, (2009) pp. 284-290. ISSN 1353-8292 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.05.008


Boundary crossers understand the culture and language of community and health service domains and have the trust of both. Rural health professionals living within the communities they serve are ideally placed to harness community capacity so as to influence community-level determinants of health. We analyse five case studies of rural health professionals acting as boundary crossers against indicators of capacity for communities and external agents such as health services working in partnership. A more explicit evidence base for inclusion of community health development in the jobs of rural health professionals is needed. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Boundary crossers; Rural health; Community development; Partnerships; Health professional roles
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Health policy
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Rural and remote area health
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, SI (Professor Sue Kilpatrick)
ID Code:55647
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:46
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2009-03-12
Last Modified:2014-10-09

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