From the trunk of a Volkswagen beetle: a mobile nursing clinic in Appalachia
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
From the trunk of a Volkswagen beetle
Abstract: 

Access to health care has been a factor for patients living in isolated mountain regions. The Frontier Nursing service was a pioneer in reaching those patients living in the most remote regions of Appalachia. Geography, demographics, and culture present obstacles for rural residents and health care providers. This article identifies and describes the roles nurses and nurse practitioners played in caring for Appalachian families through a roving Health Wagon in the 1980s and 1990s in Southwest Virginia. Family nurse practitioner Sister Bernadette Kenny was instrumental in bringing care on wheels to rural residents living in the Appalachian mountainous region of southwest Virginia.

Author(s): 
Snyder, Audrey
Thatcher, Esther
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Family & Community Health
Journal Abbreviation: 
Fam Community Health
Publication Date: 
2014-09
Publication Year: 
2014
Pages: 
239-247
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
1550-5057
DOI: 
10.1097/FCH.0000000000000028
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 24892864

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Audrey Snyder and Esther Thatcher. 2014-09. "From the trunk of a Volkswagen beetle: a mobile nursing clinic in Appalachia." Family & Community Health 37: 3: 239-247. 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000028.

Wikipedia Citation

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