Understanding Integrated Care: The Aboriginal Health Initiative Heads North

Kali Romano, Amy Passmore, Trent Kellock, Jennifer Nevin

ABSTRACT

With an increasing emphasis on holistic and culturally appropriate healthcare, a community in the Yukon has set a new standard for serving the needs of its specific population. Whitehorse General Hospital has collaborated with representative Yukon First Nations elders to create the First Nations Health Program, a program dedicated to allowing Aboriginal people to access Traditional practices, which are integrated alongside Western healthcare. This program has successfully demonstrated the importance of incorporating culture into the healing process.

KEYWORDS: first nations; rural; elders; cultural healing; holistic

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Romano K, Passmore A, Kellock T, Nevin J. Understanding Integrated Care: The Aboriginal Health Initiative Heads North. UBCMJ. 2011 3(1):34-35.