Lifetime Risk of Diabetes Among First Nations and non-First Nations People, 6 pages, Last reviewed December, 2018
This article describes a population-based cohort study investigating the lifetime risk of diabetes in a cohort of 70,631 First Nations persons and 7,732,214 non-First Nations peoples aged 18 years and older in Alberta, Canada. Differences were observed between genders and between geographies. The authors conclude that the observed probabilities suggest that over a quarter of all First Nations men and women will develop diabetes in their lifetime.
This article describes common experiences of malnutrition and abuse experienced by Indigenous children in the residential school system in Canada. The long-term consequences and impact on health are explored. 3 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.
This paper reviewed research that explored the intergenerational effects of the Indian Residential School (IRS) system in Canada, in which Indigenous children were forced to live at schools where various forms of neglect and abuse were common. Intergenerational IRS trauma continues to undermine the well-being of today’s Indigenous population.19 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.
The author includes the voices of many Indigenous persons to explore the intergenerational impacts of residential schools. Throughout there is an underlying theme of hope. 31 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.
This conference report is organized into sections focused on care and support, research, awareness raising, stigma reduction, cross-cutting issues and what success might look like. 23 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.
This workbook provides an outline for creating local palliative care programs in First Nations communities with the goal of supporting other First Nations communities interested in developing a palliative care program. 84 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.
This article provides a Canadian example of implementing a public health approach to palliative care in an Indigenous context utilizing participatory action research. 28 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.
This publication describes participatory action research in a First Nations community in rural Canada to improve quaity and access to palliative care at home by better integrating First Nations' health services and urban non-Indigenous health services. 16 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.