Archive for: rural

Chief Stan Beardy

Early Detection, the Path to the Good Life

Assembly of First Nations Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy talks about his experience as a colorectal cancer survivor, and the benefits to screening and early detection.

Makkovik Inuit community

How the Makkovik Inuit community is affected by radon

In this CBC radio interview, public health physician Atanu Sarkar discusses his research into radon gases in Makkovik, Labrador.

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers

A conversation with Dr. Esther Tailfeathers

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers, Family Physician for Fort Chipewyan and Standoff, Medical Lead for the Aboriginal Health Program for Alberta Health Services South Zone, provides practical advice for physicians working with people in rural and northern communities.

 
 
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The patient journey for Inuit

Cancer treatment isn’t available in many Inuit hamlets. This infographic shows just how far away from home many Inuit people need to travel to receive cancer care.

Dr. André Corriveau

In conversation with Dr. Corriveau

Dr. André Corriveau, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Department of Health and Social Services, Northwest Territories, outlines the challenges for First Nations, Inuit and Métis with regards to cancer control in the North, and discusses the Northwest Territories’ cancer control strategy.

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The importance of cultural safety and competence

These resources aim to help health-care professionals provide culturally safe health-care environments when caring for First Nations, Inuit and Métis patients.

 
 
St. Elizabeth

Saint Elizabeth Cancer Care Course

Developed by Saint Elizabeth, @YourSide Colleague is an online professional development and knowledge sharing program that delivers knowledge to health-care providers working in First Nation communities that face barriers such as distance, severe weather and staff shortages when seeking access to information about prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, palliative and end-of-life care.