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Healing histories : stories from Canada's Indian hospitals

Author: Laurie Meijer Drees
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, ©2013.
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A collection of Aboriginal perspectives on the history of tuberculosis in Canada's indigenous communities and on the federal government's Indian Health Services. This book features oral accounts from patients, families, and workers who experienced Canada's Indian Hospital system. An intercultural history that models new methodologies and ethics for researching and writing about indigenous Canada based on indigenous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Additional Physical Format: Meijer Drees, Laurie, 1965-
Healing histories.
Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, ©2013
(CaOONL)2012908400X
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Meijer Drees
ISBN: 9780888646507 088864650X
OCLC Number: 822645923
Description: xlvi, 244 p. : ill.
Contents: Opening remarks / Florence James, Penelakut First Nation --
Preface "Storywork" : foundations --
Nanaimo Indian Hospital : a patient remembers [British Columbia] / Sainty Morris --
Cold needles / Laura Cranmer --
1. Tuberculosis --
2. Indian health services, an evolving system --
Nursing Work at the United Church Hospital, Bella, Bella, British Columbia / Marge Thompson --
Nursing work at the Anglican hospitals in Aklavik and Pangnirtung / Biddy Worsley --
Director of Nursing at the Camsell / Elva Taylor --
3. The Institutions --
Indian hospitals and field nursing --
Nursing at the Camsell / Marjorie Warke --
Occupational therapy student : Charles Camsell Indian Hospital, 1966 [Edmonton, Alberta] / Truus van Royen --
4. Patients and families --
Life in and around the Indian hospitals --
A Patient's memory of Nanaimo Indian Hospital / Laura Cranmer --
Life as a patient in the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital / Alma Desjarlais --
A Patient and a worker in British Columbia Indian hospitals / Marie Dick --
Visiting the Nanaimo Indian Hospital / Delores Louie SNUWUYULTH --
Local indigenous medicine --
A Conversation about the Nanaimo Indian Hospital / Violet Charlie --
Remembering Indian Health Services and Traditional Medicine on the Snuneymuxw Reserve / Ellen White --
6. Working in health care --
Aboriginal nurses and caregivers --
Aboriginal nurse at the Camsell / Kathleen Stein hauer --
Nanaimo Indian Hospital --
Being a Patient and Becoming a nurse / Michael Dick --
Ward Aide and Office Assistant at the Nanaimo Indian Hospital / Violet Clark --
Nursing Aide at the Lac La Ronge Nursing Station / Muriel Innes --
Aboriginal people and Nursing --
Evelyn Voyageur
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First collected oral histories on tuberculosis in Canada's indigenous communities and the Indian Hospital System.  Read more...

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