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dc.contributor.authorNeville, Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorNapier, Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorShannon, Ken_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-08T04:21:17Z
dc.date.available2020-04-08T04:21:17Z
dc.date.copyright2020en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationAustralasian Journal on Ageing, 39(1), e55-e61.
dc.identifier.issn0726-4240en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1741-6612en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/13256
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: Explore how older adults' talk about accessing rural community health services. METHODS: A qualitative narrative gerontological approach explored issues related to accessing health services in their community. Semi-structured digitally recorded individual interviews were undertaken with 32 community-dwelling older people aged between 75 and 93 years. A narrative data analytic process was undertaken. The COnsolidated criteria for REporting Qualitative research guidelines were followed to ensure rigour in this study. RESULTS: Three collective narratives resulted from the data analytic process: (a) "accessing local health services"; (b) "accessing specialist services"; and (c) "accessing emergency services." CONCLUSIONS: Narrators identified a number of issues related to accessing rural health services. These included long waiting times, lack of continuity in care provision by doctors and difficulties accessing specialist and emergency services. Nurses were frequently cited as a reliable point of contact for these older people. Expansion of nursing roles would enhance the provision of rural health-care services.en_NZ
dc.languageengen_NZ
dc.publisherAustralian Council on the Ageingen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ajag.12694
dc.rights© 2019 The Authors. Australasian Journal on Ageing published by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd on behalf of AJA Inc. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.subjectAccessen_NZ
dc.subjectHealth servicesen_NZ
dc.subjectOlder adultsen_NZ
dc.subjectPrimary health careen_NZ
dc.subjectRuralen_NZ
dc.titleAccessing Rural Health Services: Results From a Qualitative Narrative Gerontological Studyen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ajag.12694en_NZ
aut.relation.endpagee61
aut.relation.issue1en_NZ
aut.relation.startpagee55
aut.relation.volume39en_NZ
pubs.elements-id361137
aut.relation.journalAustralian Journal on Ageingen_NZ


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