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College students study benefits & challenges of rural health care 

Lorena Franchuk

December 17, 2019

What they’re asking

Some of the survey questions Andrea Luca and Roxanne Hiebert are asking include the following:

  • Are you currently working in a rural health-care setting?
  • What attracted you to rural health?
  • Did you work anywhere other than rural health before?
  • What do you feel are the best attributes for working in rural health?
  • What are the barriers to working in rural health?
  • Do you feel valued and recognized in your role?
  • Do you feel you have room for professional growth and opportunity?
  • What is the biggest deterrent to working in rural health care?
  • How do you perceive working in rural health care to be?
  • Do you feel patients’ outcomes are different compared to urban centres?
  • Do you feel patient satisfaction is different compared to urban centres?

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