Quiz 17: Global Rural Nursing Practice

Nursing

A Explanation: Many governmental agencies use different definitions of "rural." In this country, there are more than 15 "official" definitions of rural.Although people may have different ideas of what the word "rural" means, this is not the reason defining it is difficult.There is a need and an interest in defining the rural population.

D Explanation: Rural areas tend to have high numbers of the very old and very young, and often the older population has chronic illnesses with which to contend.A program for this demographic would be very beneficial.Rural areas tend to have large populations of older adults and the very young, not adolescents.Rural areas tend to have large populations of older adults and the very young, not necessarily children of all ages.Rural families are often slightly larger than city families, but the very old and very young are the largest segments of their populations.

C Explanation: Rural areas have increasing minority populations, especially Hispanics.From 2000 to 2010, more than half of all rural population growth was in Hispanic populations, followed by African-American populations increasing by 2.9%, and the Native American population by 7.5%.The nurse would do the most good by learning some Spanish and some Hispanic cultural beliefs and practices that are important when delivering health care.Although all of these options are good actions to take, rural communities are the sites of the most rapidly growing Hispanic populations, and the best action by the nurse would be to learn some Spanish and Hispanic cultural beliefs and practices that are relevant to health care.