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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  • Page Count: 464 pages
  • Illustrations: 27
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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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

    List of Tables and Figures
    List of Abbreviations
    Foreword by Kue Young
    Preface
    Acknowledgments

    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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