09/21/2006

WVU Center on Aging Professor Releases Book on Rural Aging

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – R. Turner Goins, Ph.D., associate professor for the West Virginia University Center on Aging and the Department of Community Medicine  at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center has co-edited the book “Service Delivery to Rural Older Adults” with John A. Krout, Ph.D., from Ithaca College

In an effort to confront disparities in the health care of rural older adults, Drs. Goins and Krout present an examination of the current barriers to rural services, housing and technology. They also look at detailed best-practices and working models of effective rural care.

“Drs. Goins and Krout have produced an up to date book on an issue of crucial interest to all who care about rural elders,” said Richard Ham, M.D., director of the WVU Center on Aging.

“These authors have done us a wonderful service by providing a comprehensive and richly textured set of essays that will both assist and encourage us,” Graham Rowles, Ph.D., chair of the department of gerontology at the University of Kentucky wrote in the foreword. “This thoughtful volume explores inadequate health care structures, barriers, challenges to the delivery of services to rural elders, the impact of rural demographic change and migration, and the particular problems faced by racial and ethnic minority elders.”

“Service Delivery to Rural Older Adults” is published by Springer Publishing Company and is available via their Web site www.springerpub.com, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and other retailers. 

Please visit the WVU Center on Aging Web site www.hsc.wvw.edu/coa   for more information about this publication.

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