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Author Douglas, Vasiliki

Title Introduction to Aboriginal Health and Health Care in Canada : Bridging Health and Healing
Published New York : Springer Publishing Company, 2013


Description 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Origins of this Text; Pedagogical Gap; Suggestions by Students; Personal Experiences of Aboriginal Health Issues and Perspectives on Health and Wellness; Purpose of this Text; Nursing Students and Instructors; Acknowledgments; Guidelines for Faculty; Who Should use this Book; What this Book is About; How this Book is Organized; Chapter Organization; Narrative Structure; How to use this Book; Part I. Aboriginal Culture and Health; Chapter 1: Introduction: First Nations, Métis, and Inuit in Canada: Understanding the Issues; Multiculturalism
A Part of the Canadian Cultural MosaicA Founding Nation of Canada; Demographics of Canada's Native Population; First Nations; Inuit; Métis; Urban Aboriginals; Aboriginal Peoples in Canada; Ottawa Charter; Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Romanow Report; Easing Demands on Resources; Critical Thinking Exercise-Thinking About Difference; References and Further Reading; Chapter 2: Western and Aboriginal Ways of Knowing; Aboriginal Ways of Knowing; Example; Other Ways of Knowing; Recognizing Individuality; Epistemology and Ontology; Being and Knowing in Time; Historical Epistemology
Traditional Aboriginal Epistemology Professional Flexibility; Biomedicine Versus Tradition; Nonmodern Epistemology; Epistemological Accommodation; Recognizing and Respecting Difference; Critical Thinking Exercise-How Modern are You?; References and Further Reading; Chapter 3: Cultural Competency, Cultural Sensitivity and Cultural Safety; Modern Health Care in the 21st Century; A Kinder, Gentler Health Care?; Three Models of Intercultural Care; Cultural Sensitivity; Cultural Competency; Cultural Safety; Professional Standards and Aboriginal Understanding
Epistemological Accommodation and Cultural Safety Critical Thinking Exercise-Sensitivity, Safety and Competence; References and Further Reading; Chapter 4: Historical Overview; Pre-Contact History; Aboriginal Farmers; Villages and Laws; Nomadic Hunters; Fishers of the Coast; The Inuit; Health and Welfare; Disease Before Contact; European Contact; Disease and Conquest; Disease Impacts; Some Imported Diseases; Map of the 1775-1782 Smallpox Epidemic; The Fur Trade; Trade Partnerships; Political Issues Around the Fur Trade Today; Settlement and Traditional Economies; Settlement and Colonization
Aboriginal Title in Canada Reserve System in Canada; Reserves in Eastern Canada; Reserves on the Prairies; Reserves in British Columbia; Reserves in the North; Indian Act, 1876; Official Ideology of Assimilation; Government Policy and the Indian Act; Assimilation and Resistance; Residential Schools; Residential Schools and Abuse; Testimonies of Abuse; Health and Welfare; Constitution Act of 1982; Charter of Rights and Freedoms; Devolution of the Health Care System; The Movement toward Autonomy; Problems in Health Coverage; Jordan's Principle; Aboriginal Health and Welfare Today
Notes Economic and Cultural Security
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 intro
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Credits Produced by the publisher
Held by CAPER-BC, Langara College
Notes Print version record
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Health and hygiene -- Canada
Indigenous peoples -- Medical care -- Canada
Minority Health -- Canada
Ethnic Groups -- ethnology -- Canada
Health Services, Indigenous -- Canada
Minority Groups -- Canada
Transcultural Nursing -- methods -- Canada
Ethnic Groups -- ethnology
Health Services, Indigenous
Minority Groups
Transcultural Nursing -- methods
Minority Health
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
Indigenous peoples -- Health and hygiene
Subject Canada
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013011533
ISBN 9780826117991