Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Are Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses a Solution to Rural Mental Health Workforce Shortages?

Abstract: 

This paper summarizes the clinical skills and prescriptive authority of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses, and investigates current trends in their geographic distribution to determine what their future role may be in addressing rural mental health needs.

Publication Type: 
Report
Publish Date: 
April 19, 2004
URL: 
http://www.muskie.usm.maine.edu/Publications/rural/wp31.pdf

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Hartley Retires as Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center

David Hartley, PhD

David Hartley, PhD, the Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHRC) and a Research Professor of Public Health has announced that he will be retiring from the University of Southern Maine August 31st, 2014. David came to the University in 1994 and has directed the MRHRC since 2004. Andy Coburn, PhD, Research Professor of Public Health, will take over as the new MRHRC Director. Erika Ziller, PhD continues in her role as Deputy Director. David has had a distinguished career in rural health and rural health research, and has made lasting contributions to the field with his work on rural behavioral health, rural disparities and health, and rural active living.

A celebration will be scheduled in early fall to honor David and his many contributions to the field and the University.

 

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