Tag Archives: culture

Why is it so hard for mothers to breastfeed in Canada? Pourquoi est-il si difficile pour les femmes d’allaiter au Canada?
Par Nicole Letourneau et Mary Lougheed

Récemment, une députée islandaise s’est adressée aux membres du parlement en donnant le sein à son bébé.

Why is it so hard for mothers to breastfeed in Canada? Why is it so hard for mothers to breastfeed in Canada?
By Nicole Letourneau and Mary Lougheed

According to Statistics Canada, while Canada has made significant strides toward breastfeeding as a cultural norm — for example 89 percent of women initiated breastfeeding in 2012, compared to 69 percent in 1982 — we still have a long way to go.

Culture is Healing in Indigenous Communities Culture is Healing in Indigenous Communities
By Leonard G. Flett

A United Nations report showed that of the bottom 100 communities in Canada on the Community Well-being Index, 96 were Indigenous communities.

Indigenous people are not the ‘ghosts of history’ Culture is Healing in Indigenous Communities
By Leonard G. Flett

The Conference Board of Canada has ranked 117 health regions in Canada and found that Indigenous communities were at the bottom, mostly affected by social problems affecting health. That’s the effect of systematically undervaluing a whole group of people. That’s trauma in real life.

Closing the 17-year gap between scientific evidence and patient care Rétrécir l’écart actuel de 17 ans entre recherche et prestation des soins
Par Daniel Niven

Peu de patients se réjouiraient d’apprendre qu’il s’écoule un délai d’environ dix ans entre le moment où des chercheurs arrivent à des conclusions significatives dans le cadre d’une recherche rigoureuse et celui où les prestataires de soins modifient leurs pratiques en fonction de ces dernières.

Closing the 17-year gap between scientific evidence and patient care Closing the 17-year gap between scientific evidence and patient care
By Daniel Niven

Canada has a mismatch between the world class quality of research we produce on health every year and how that research is implemented into our healthcare system.

Indigenous people are not the ‘ghosts of history’
By Leonard G. Flett and Nicole Letourneau

Canadian Indigenous people have been described as “ghosts of history,” spectres lingering in the background, haunting our legacy. This refers to the fact that Indigenous people have been ignored to a great extent in Canadian history

Culture is Healing in Indigenous Communities

While indigenous populations in Canada have higher risks of health problems, our usual treatments often focus solely on western medical approaches.

The scientific link between culture and health for Canada’s indigenous populations is strong Un lien scientifique fort existe entre culture et santé chez les populations autochtones du Canada
Par Jon McGovack

Wab Kinew has been telling scientists and health care professionals for years that culture is medicine.

The scientific link between culture and health for Canada’s indigenous populations is strong The scientific link between culture and health for Canada’s indigenous populations is strong
By Jon McGavock

Wab Kinew has been telling scientists and health care professionals for years that culture is medicine.