A Pilgrim's Tale : Travelling the landscape of rural and regional practice nursing

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Faculty of Regional Professional Studies


This thesis is based on a model of critical feminist ethnography, designed to explore how practice nurses experience their daily work life in rural and regional general practice. Here, rural and regional practice includes small and large organisations based outside the metroploitan area that employ practice nurses, some in large regional centres and others in small regional communities. Ownership of the general practicioners, local government, regional health services, Aboriginal medical services, universities and private-for-profit businesses.

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