Health and Healthcare in Northern Canada

Edited by Rebecca Schiff and Helle Møller

© 2021

Accounting for almost two thirds of the country’s land-mass, Northern Canada is a vast region, host to rich natural resources and a diverse cultural heritage shared across Indigenous and non-indigenous residents. In this book, Rebecca Schiff and Helle Møller analyse health and healthcare in Northern Canada from a perspective that acknowledges the unique strengths, resilience, and innovation of northerners, while also addressing the challenges aggravated by contemporary manifestations of colonialism.

Old and new forms of colonial programs and policies continue to create health and healthcare disparities in the North, which has had a profound impact on northerners. Divided into three sections, Health and Healthcare in Northern Canada paints a broad picture of primary issues that northern peoples face. Several chapters are written by northerners and utilize case studies, quotes, photographs, and other materials to highlight voices and perspectives of people living in northern Canada. In order to maintain resilience, improve the positive outcomes of health determinants, and diminish negative stereotypes, we must ensure that northerners - and their cultures, values, strengths and leadership - are at the centre of the ongoing work to achieve social justice and health equity.

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  • Illustrations: 27
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Addressing the diversity of communities and experiences across Northern Canada, Health and Healthcare in Northern Canada pays attention to what is needed to support and achieve health equity for northern communities and peoples.

Health and Healthcare in Northern Canada

Edited by Rebecca Schiff and Helle Møller

© 2021

Accounting for almost two thirds of the country’s land-mass, Northern Canada is a vast region, host to rich natural resources and a diverse cultural heritage shared across Indigenous and non-indigenous residents. In this book, Rebecca Schiff and Helle Møller analyse health and healthcare in Northern Canada from a perspective that acknowledges the unique strengths, resilience, and innovation of northerners, while also addressing the challenges aggravated by contemporary manifestations of colonialism.

Old and new forms of colonial programs and policies continue to create health and healthcare disparities in the North, which has had a profound impact on northerners. Divided into three sections, Health and Healthcare in Northern Canada paints a broad picture of primary issues that northern peoples face. Several chapters are written by northerners and utilize case studies, quotes, photographs, and other materials to highlight voices and perspectives of people living in northern Canada. In order to maintain resilience, improve the positive outcomes of health determinants, and diminish negative stereotypes, we must ensure that northerners - and their cultures, values, strengths and leadership - are at the centre of the ongoing work to achieve social justice and health equity.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 464 pages
  • Illustrations: 27
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Rebecca Schiff is an associate professor and chair in the Department of Health Sciences at Lakehead University.


    Helle Møller is an associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences and associate director at the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research at Lakehead University.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgements
    List of Tables and Figures

    1. Introduction: Health and Healthcare in Northern Canada
         Rebecca Schiff and Helle Møller

    Section I: Socio-Ecological Dimensions of Health and Wellness in the North

    2. Introduction to Section I
        Social and Ecological Determinants of Health and Wellness in the North
         Rebecca Schiff and Helle Møller
            
    3. Education and Health
        Education as a Social Determinant of Health for Inuit in Nunavut
        Fiona Walton

    4. Food and Health
        Food security, food systems, and health in northern Canada
        Rebecca Schiff & Victoria Schembri

    5. Housing and Health
        Housing and health challenges in rural and remote communities
        Carol Kauppi, Emily Faries, Phyllis Montgomery, Sharolyn Mossey, & Henri Pallard

    6. Determinants of Infectious Diseases in the North
        Agent, Host and Environmental Factors in Infectious Diseases
         Pamela Orr and Linda Larcombe

    7. Women’s Health
         What does it mean to ‘be well’?: A qualitative case study to explore Inuit women’s conceptions of wellness
         Gwen Healey Akearok, Lynn M. Meadows, Theresa Koonoo & Kathy Michael

    8. Mining, Resource Development and Health
        Assessing health impacts of a mine: Consideration of the prevailing epistemoloy and erasure of Indigenous well-being
        Jen Jones and Lesley Johnston

    Section II: Healthcare in Northern Canada

    9. Introduction to Section II
         Healthcare access and delivery in northern and remote communities
         Helle Møller

    10. Physician Supply and Sufficiency
           Increasing physician supply to serve Canada’s northern and rural populations
           Raymond Pong

    11. Nursing in the North
           Recruitment and Retention of Nurses
           Helle Møller

    12. Maternal Healthcare and Birthing
           Maternal Health in Manitoba Northern First Nation Communities:
          Challenges, Barriers and Solutions
          Jaime Cidro and Stephanie Sinclair 

    13. Elder Health and Long Term Care
           Northern Indigenous Elders/seniors and Long-Term Care Services
           Bonita Beatty and Josephine McKay

    14. Mental Health and Addictions Care
           A path toward mental health care with northern Indigenous peoples
          Azaad Kassam
              
    15. Climate Change and Health
           Remote Northern Community Health Service Provision in a Rapidly Changing Climate
           Ashlee Cunsolo, Emily MacLeod, Inez Shiwak, Michele Wood, The Inuit Mental Health and Climate Change Adaptation Team, Rigolet Inuit Community Government, and Sherilee Harper     

    16. Suicide Prevention
           A sociocultural approach to understanding suicide among Inuit: Issues and prevention strategies
           Josephine Tan

    Section III: Conclusions and New Directions – Innovation, Collaboration, and Resilience

    17. Introduction to Section III:
          Conclusions and new directions to embrace collaboration, resilience, and innovation in northern health and healthcare
          Rebecca Schiff

    18. Youth Resilience
           Resilience among Indigenous Youth in Northern Canada
           Kimberly Matheson, Ajani Asokumar, Hymie Anisman, & Janet Gordon

    19. Innovation for Northern Mental Health and Addiction Services
          Indigenous Frameworks for Northern Mental Health and Addiction Services
          Chris Mushquash, Alexandra S. Kruse, & Elaine Toombs

    20. The Evolving Role of Telemedicine and Telehealth
           Telemedicine: ‘Tackle Box Emergency Kit’s’… a journey beyond our ‘orbit’
           Michelle Spadoni, Sally Dampier, Patricia Sevean

    21. Cultural Safety Training and Education for Healthcare Providers
          Unsettling healthcare with Inuit in Canada: Cultural safety education for healthcare providers
          Allison Crawford, Candice Waddell, and Christine Lund

    22. Integrating Traditional Healing and Northern Healthcare
           Indigenous conceptions of living well
           Cindy Peltier

    23. Health and Healthcare Research Ethics
           Health research ethics in northern Canada
           Fern Brunger and Brittany Chubbs

    24. Rewriting Health Policy for the North
           Patchy and southern-centric: Health policies for northern and Indigenous Canadians
           Josée Lavoie, Derek Kornelsen, and Yvonne Boyer

    25. Conclusions: Achieving health equity in Northern Canada

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