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Teen pregnancy

Teen pregnancy Because of a natural longing to be liked, youth may fall into sexual relationships that may result in pregnancy … Without preparation or training, they are in the position of parenting. Be sure to read Part 1 before working on this unit. See these other units for more issues related to teen pregnancy: […]

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Canada’s New Government Ammounces Historic Health Care Agreement with Northern Ontario First Nations

Canada’s New Government Ammounces Historic Health Care Agreement with Northern Ontario First Nations MOOSONEE – The Honourable Tony Clement, Federal Minister of Health, announced August 30, 2007 a new plan to resolve the duplication of health care services and health care gaps for First Nations in the Northern Ontario Weeneebayko region. Traditionally, federal and provincial […]

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NEW TB GUIDE

NEW TB GUIDE The Lung Association has produced a new version of its tuberculosis handbook. The 24-page book gives information on the diagnosis and management of TB in an easy-to-read format. The book is $3.00 a copy, and can be ordered by phone at 1-800-972-2636. Other tuberculosis resources, including free posters and pamphlets, can also […]

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Family violence

Family violence 15- Family Violence The community knows which families are living with violence, but we all keep the secret. It is only when we break the silence and learn to accept that we have a problem, the healing can begin. Be sure to read Part 1 before working on this unit. See these other […]

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Reproductive cancers

Reproductive cancers Residential schools had a big impact on attitudes. Aboriginal people learned to repress their sexuality in the schools. They also lost respect for themselves, and this makes self-care difficult. So they often don’t get screened for cancer. Be sure to read Part 1 before working on this unit. See these other units for […]

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Canadian Nurses Protective Society InfoLAW Bulletins

Canadian Nurses Protective Society InfoLAW Bulletins VICARIOUS LIABILITY Many employers use both employees and independent contractors to provide health care services to the public. If an employer-employee relationship exists, employers are normally held legally responsible for the wrongful actions of their employees because of a doctrine called vicarious liability. This principal does not usually apply […]

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Birth control and pregnancy options

Birth control and pregnancy options When speaking to traditional Elders knowledgeable about reproductive health matters, repeatedly they would refer to a woman knowing which herbs and methods to use “to make her period come.” This was seen as a woman taking care of herself and doing what was necessary. Be sure to read Part 1 […]

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Novilisat: Garlic allium sativum

Novilisat: Garlic allium sativum Active Principles: The bulb contains essential oil, polysulphurs, vitamins A, B complex and C, and theocynanic compounds. Garlic also has active principles such as garlicine and allicin which have medicinal properties. Benefits: (Contagious diseases) Garlic is a natural antiseptic. Its bactericide and expectorant properties help fight contagious diseases, flu, bronchitis and […]

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HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections

HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections 17 I can remember always being unhappy in my childhood and my teens. I don’t remember any happy times … I honestly think that it is because of this that I spent my teens and almost all of my 20s drinking and smoking pot constantly. I abused my body […]

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UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2008 (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Tampa Bay, Florida Info: www.aahpm.org/ The Early Years Conference 2008-Valuing All Children Jan. 31-Feb. 1,2008 University of British Columbia Interprofessional Continuing Education Vancouver, BC Info: www.interprofessional.ubc.ca Implementing Innovative Models of […]