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Introduction to aboriginal health and health care in Canada: Bridging health and healing

https://libraries.phsa.ca/permalink/catalog114303
Douglas, Vasiliki. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company , 2013. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Professional
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Study & Learning Commons
Call Number
REF GN 400 DOU 2013
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 soci…
Title
Introduction to aboriginal health and health care in Canada: Bridging health and healing
Author
Douglas, Vasiliki
Place
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Publishing Company
Year Published
2013
Physical Description
Paperback, 239 p.
Topics
Aboriginal Health
Leadership/Coaching
Abstract
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'Äôs manual, study guide, and sample exams.
ISBN
9780826117977
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Study & Learning Commons
Audience
Professional
Call Number
REF GN 400 DOU 2013
copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Study & Learning Commons Available
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Aboriginal health in Canada: Historical, cultural, and epidemiological perspectives

https://libraries.phsa.ca/permalink/catalog114274
Waldram, James B, Herring, Ann, Young, T. Kue. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press , 2006. 2nd ed. (Book)
Audience
Professional
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Study & Learning Commons
Call Number
REF GN 400 WAL 2006
Numerous studies, inquiries, and statistics accumulated over the years have demonstrated the poor health status of Aboriginal peoples relative to the Canadian population in general. Aboriginal Health in Canada is about the complex web of physiological, psychological, spiritual, historical, sociolog…
Title
Aboriginal health in Canada: Historical, cultural, and epidemiological perspectives
Author
Waldram, James B
Herring, Ann
Young, T. Kue
Edition
2nd ed.
Place
Toronto, ON
Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Year Published
2006
Physical Description
Paperback, 367 p.
Topics
Aboriginal Health
Leadership/Coaching
Abstract
Numerous studies, inquiries, and statistics accumulated over the years have demonstrated the poor health status of Aboriginal peoples relative to the Canadian population in general. Aboriginal Health in Canada is about the complex web of physiological, psychological, spiritual, historical, sociological, cultural, economic, and environmental factors that contribute to health and disease patterns among the Aboriginal peoples of Canada.
The authors explore the evidence for changes in patterns of health and disease prior to and since European contact, up to the present. They discuss medical systems and the place of medicine within various Aboriginal cultures and trace the relationship between politics and the organization of health services for Aboriginal people. They also examine popular explanations for Aboriginal health patterns today, and emphasize the need to understand both the historical-cultural context of health issues, as well as the circumstances that give rise to variation in health problems and healing strategies in Aboriginal communities across the country. An overview of Aboriginal peoples in Canada provides a very general background for the non-specialist. Finally, contemporary Aboriginal healing traditions, the issue of self-determination and health care, and current trends in Aboriginal health issues are examined.
ISBN
97808082085795
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Study & Learning Commons
Audience
Professional
Call Number
REF GN 400 WAL 2006

Determinants of indigenous peoples' health in Canada : Beyond the social

https://libraries.phsa.ca/permalink/catalog114275
Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars Press , 2015. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Professional
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Study & Learning Commons
Call Number
REF GN 400 GRE 2015
The health disparities affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada might well be understood as a national epidemic. Although progress has been made in the last decade towards both understanding and ameliorating Indigenous health inequalities, very little research or writing has expanded a social determi…
Title
Determinants of indigenous peoples' health in Canada : Beyond the social
Editor
Greenwood, Margo
de Leeuw, Sarah
Lindsay, Nicole Marie
Reading, Charlotte
Place
Toronto, ON
Publisher
Canadian Scholars Press
Year Published
2015
Physical Description
Paperback, 279 p.
Topics
Aboriginal Health
Community Health Services
Leadership/Coaching
Abstract
The health disparities affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada might well be understood as a national epidemic. Although progress has been made in the last decade towards both understanding and ameliorating Indigenous health inequalities, very little research or writing has expanded a social determinants of health framework to account for the unique histories and present realities of Indigenous peoples in this country. This timely edited collection addresses this significant knowledge gap, exploring the ways that multiple health determinants beyond the social―from colonialism to geography, from economy to biology―converge to impact the health status of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
This unique collection, comprised largely of contributions by Indigenous authors, offers the voices and expertise of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis writers from across Canada. The multitude of health determinants of Indigenous peoples are considered in a selection of chapters that range from scholarly papers by research experts in the field, to reflective essays by Indigenous leaders. Appropriate throughout a range of disciplines, including Health Studies, Indigenous Studies, Public and Population Health, Community Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work, this engaging text broadens the social determinants of health framework to better understand health inequality. Most importantly, it does so by placing front and center the voices and experiences of Indigenous peoples.
ISBN
9781551307329
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Study & Learning Commons
Audience
Professional
Call Number
REF GN 400 GRE 2015
copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Study & Learning Commons Available
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Healing traditions: The mental health of Aboriginal peoples in Canada

https://libraries.phsa.ca/permalink/catalog114476
Vancouver, BC: UBC Press , 2009. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Professional
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Study & Learning Commons
Call Number
REF GN 400 KIR 2009
The book is divided into four sections: an overview of the mental health of indigenous peoples; origins and representations of social suffering; transformations of identity and community; and traditional healing and mental health services. Cross-cutting themes include: the impact of colonialism, se…
Title
Healing traditions: The mental health of Aboriginal peoples in Canada
Editor
Kirmayer, Laurence J.
Valaskakis, Gail
Place
Vancouver, BC
Publisher
UBC Press
Year Published
2009
Physical Description
Paperback, 239 p.
Topics
Aboriginal Health
Leadership/Coaching
Abstract
The book is divided into four sections: an overview of the mental health of indigenous peoples; origins and representations of social suffering; transformations of identity and community; and traditional healing and mental health services. Cross-cutting themes include: the impact of colonialism, sedentarization, and forced assimilation; the importance of land for indigenous identity and an ecocentric self; notions of space and place as part of the cultural matrix of identity and experience; and processes of healing and spirituality as sources of resilience.
Offering a unique combination of mental health and socio-cultural perspectives, Healing Traditions will be useful to all concerned with the wellbeing of Aboriginal peoples including health professionals, community workers, planners and administrators, social scientists, educators, and students.
ISBN
9780774815246
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Study & Learning Commons
Audience
Professional
Call Number
REF GN 400 KIR 2009
copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Study & Learning Commons Available
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Journey to healing: Aboriginal people with addiction and mental health issues: What health, social service and justice workers need to know

https://libraries.phsa.ca/permalink/catalog114319
Menzies, Peter (ed.), Lavallee, Lynn F. (ed.). Canada: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) , 2014. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Professional
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Study & Learning Commons
Call Number
REF GN 400 MEN 2014
Helping to promote healing in Aboriginal people with addiction and mental health issues requires specialized knowledge and unique skills. Health, social service and justice workers must first have a grasp of history and the emotional legacy that today's generation of Aboriginal people carry. They m…
Title
Journey to healing: Aboriginal people with addiction and mental health issues: What health, social service and justice workers need to know
Author
Menzies, Peter (ed.)
Lavallee, Lynn F. (ed.)
Place
Canada
Publisher
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Year Published
2014
Physical Description
Paperback, 459 p.
Topics
Aboriginal Health
Leadership/Coaching
Mental Health
Abstract
Helping to promote healing in Aboriginal people with addiction and mental health issues requires specialized knowledge and unique skills. Health, social service and justice workers must first have a grasp of history and the emotional legacy that today's generation of Aboriginal people carry. They must also be prepared to blend Aboriginal and Western approaches to match their clients' unique world views. Journey to Healing is a comprehensive and practical evidence-based resource. It was written to help prepare students and professionals to provide counselling and social services to Aboriginal people with mental health and addiction issues in urban, rural and isolated settings. The scope of the book is broad; each chapter focuses on a specific topic. Many of the authors are Aboriginal and all are respected experts in their fields. Each author shares his or her scholarly learning, insight, wisdom and experience of addressing addiction and mental health issues in Aboriginal populations. The guide is intended to serve as a course text for health, social service and justice programs in universities and community colleges. It will also be of interest to social workers, addiction and mental health service providers, and prison, probation, parole and police officers working with Aboriginal communities.
ISBN
9781771141598
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Study & Learning Commons
Audience
Professional
Call Number
REF GN 400 MEN 2014
copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Study & Learning Commons Available
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