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Achieving cultural integration in health services: Design of comprehensive health model for traditional healing, medicines, foods and supports

2010

Walker, R., Cromarty, H., Linkewich, B., Semple, D., & St Pierre Hansen, N.

International Journal of Indigenous Health

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Drawing from the experience of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre in northern Ontario, this article discusses how traditional and contemporary knowledge and practices have been integrated into a model of care in five key aspects of services delivery to promote genuine cross-cultural competency in health. The article includes an evaluation of initial outcomes, outlines the continuum of program development and implementation of the five core elements,  as well as identifies potentially transferable practices.

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Achieving cultural integration in health services: Design of comprehensive health model for traditional healing, medicines, foods and supports.

Walker, R., Cromarty, H., Linkewich, B., Semple, D., & St Pierre Hansen, N. (2010). Achieving cultural integration in health services: Design of comprehensive health model for traditional healing, medicines, foods and supports. International Journal of Indigenous Health, 6(1), 58-69.

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