Summarizes learnings from earlier pilot project, discusses models for introducing/integrating practitioners into maternity care in a variety of settings, and makes recommendations about steps needed to develop an effective province-wide network.
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 17, no. 5, September/October 1993, pp. 13-19
Looks at important symptoms for common mental health problems at different ages. The first groups deals with behaviours or problems with normal behaviour and the second group deals with behaviours that are abnormal.
Journal of Aboriginal Health, vol. 6, no. 1, Traditional Medicine, January 2010, pp. 28-37
Discusses the development of Aboriginal birthing centres that combine traditional medical practices with contemporary medical services and how this model could be applied to other health care services for Aboriginal communities.
Canadian Journal of Public Health, vol. 109, no. 5-6, December 2018, pp. 692-699
Used data from the 2006 Canadian Birth-Census Cohort for 13,506 pregnant First Nations women; found disparities in birth outcomes for those women living on compared to off reserve, and between those with status compared to those without.
Interview includes stories about the power of the medicine man and the abilities to foretell the future. It also includes information regarding traditional attitudes toward education, marriage and lifestyle.
Discusses the challenges faced by Aboriginal peoples on the issue of substance abuse by pregnant women and alcohol-related birth effects. The article also looks at ways to improve and better coordinate prevention and intervention services that address the effects of alcohol and tobacco exposure on the fetus and on young children.