The PROSE Awards have been bestowed annually to the best books, journals, and electronic content in professional and scholarly publishing in more than 40 categories since 1976. Introduction to Aboriginal Health and Health Care in Canada, written by Dr. Vasiliki Douglas, was the recipient of the 2013 PROSE Award in the Nursing & Allied Health Sciences category. In this video interview, Dr. Douglas discusses the book,  some concerns facing aboriginals in Canada, and meeting the needs of women and children in these populations.

Introduction to Aboriginal Health & Health Care in Canada

Women and Children and Aboriginal Health in Canada

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About the Book

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.

About the Author

Vasiliki Douglas, BSN, BA, MA, PhD, is an Instructor at the College of New Caledonia, Prince George, BC in the School of Health Sciences and a leading researcher in First Nations and Inuit Health. She has authored numerous publications focusing on Inuvialuit and Inuit traditional medical care and has won multiple research grants to conduct indigenous health research in Canada and Norway. Dr. Douglas is a member of the International Network for Circumpolar Health Research and is Secretary of the Circumpolar Student's Association. She is the PI on a current research project: Food Security, Ice, Climate and Community Health: Climate change impact on traditional food security in Canadian Inuit communities.