Introduction to Aboriginal Health and Healthcare in Canada: Bridging Health and Healing is the only entry level text that examines the historical, social, and clinical aspects of aboriginal health and health care in Canada. In the following video clips, author Dr. Vasiliki Douglas discusses health in aboriginal women and children, and diabetes among the aboriginal population.
Aborginal Women and Children
Diabetes Within Aborginal Population
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.
Using the thread of cultural safety throughout, the text introduces students to health concerns facing the aboriginal population in general, with a special focus on the needs of women and children. The text provides a framework for professionals to approach aboriginal clients in a way that will both respect their worldviews and retain their own professional epistemology.
About Vasiliki Douglas
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.