Introduction to Aboriginal Health and Health Care in Canada: Bridging Health and Healing
By: Vasiliki Douglas (author)Paperback
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Written by one of the leading researchers in First Nations and Inuit Health, this is the only entry-level text to address the current state of knowledge in the field of aboriginal health. The book places aboriginal health in Canada within its historical and philosophical context as it addresses social and clinical approaches to major health issues facing this population. It discusses the distinctive features of aboriginal health and healing as opposed to traditional Western medicine and why it should be studied as a discrete field. Using the thread of cultural safety throughout, the text introduces students to health concerns facing the aboriginal population in general, with a special focus on the needs of women and children. The text provides a framework for professionals to approach aboriginal clients in a way that will both respect their worldviews and retain their own professional epistemology. Chapters are consistently formatted to include chapter objectives, case studies, critical thinking exercises, key concepts and terms, and recommended websites.
The text adheres to the CASN/ANAC/CAN framework for teaching cultural competence and safety in regard to aboriginal health, and meets the needs of a curriculum that is highly recommended and will likely be required in the near future. Included with the text are an instructor's manual, study guide, and sample exams.
Vasiliki Douglas, BSN, BA, MA, PhD, is an Instructor at the College of New Caledonia, Prince George, BC, CAnada in the School of Health Sciences and a leading researcher in First Nations and Inuit Health. She has authored numerous publications focusing on Inuvialuit and Inuit traditional medical care and has won multiple research grants to conduct indigenous health research in Canada and Norway. Dr. Douglas is a member of the International Network for Circumpolar Health Research and is Secretary of the Circumpolar Student's Association. She is the PI on a current research project: Food Security, Ice, Climate and Community Health: Climate change impact on traditional food security in Canadian Inuit communities.
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