Introduction to Aboriginal Health and Health Care in Canada: Bridging Health and Healing

ISBN-10: 082611797X
ISBN-13: 9780826117977
Edition: 2013
Authors: Vasiliki Douglas
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Springer Pub Co
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

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. Key Features:Comprises the only entry-level text about aboriginal health in Canada Integrates, historical, social, and clinical information along with concrete examples and relevant case studies Written by a leading researcher in First Nations and Inuit Health Adheres to the CASN/ANAC/CAN framework for teaching cultural competence and safety regarding aboriginal health

Preface
Acknowledgments
Guidelines for Faculty
Aboriginal Culture and Health
Introduction: First Nations, M�tis, and Inuit in Canada: Understanding the Issues
Western and Aboriginal Ways of Knowing
Cultural Competency, Cultural Sensitivity and Cultural Safety
Historical Overview
Aboriginal Health and the Canadian Health Care System
Understanding the Determinants of Health and Canada's Native Population
Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition
Chronic and Infectious Diseases
Women's and Children's Health
Mental Health
Hybridization of Health Care and the Way Forward for Aboriginal Health
Index

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