Book Title: Northern and Indigenous Health and Healthcare

Authors: Heather Exner-Pirot, Bente Norbye, and Lorna Butler

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Book Description: The provision of northern health care entails many unique challenges and circumstances that are rarely represented in mainstream health sciences education. This OpenEd Resource provides accessible content on health and health care from a northern perspective for the growing number of health professionals being educated in northern communities.

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Book Description

The provision of northern health care entails many unique challenges and circumstances that are rarely represented in mainstream health sciences education. This open access, online resource consists of 38 short chapters from a variety of experts, academics, and practitioners in northern and Indigenous health and health care from around the Circumpolar North  on the following themes:

  • Health issues in northern and Indigenous communities
  • Health systems and governance
  • The social determinants of health in northern and Indigenous communities
  • Culture and health
  • Professional practice in rural/remote/isolated communities

The learning objectives for this OpenEd textbook include:

  • Understanding the unique healthcare needs and professional responsibilities that result from remoteness and population sparsity;
  • Identifying the social, environmental and cultural aspects of a community that inform and impact care needs;
  • Appreciating traditional and Indigenous medicines and approaches to healing as part of a holistic care system; and
  • Exploring the similarities and differences in northern health care across the circumpolar region.

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Heather Exner-Pirot, Bente Norbye, and Lorna Butler

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Northern and Indigenous Health and Healthcare by Heather Exner-Pirot, Bente Norbye, and Lorna Butler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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Northern and Indigenous Health and Healthcare
Authors
Heather Exner-Pirot, Bente Norbye, and Lorna Butler
Editors
Heather Exner-Pirot, Bente Norbye, and Lorna Butler
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Northern and Indigenous Health and Healthcare by Heather Exner-Pirot, Bente Norbye, and Lorna Butler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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