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Community connections find welcoming home for student nurse

For nursing students, rural placements are exciting educational opportunities. However, for those with no local connections, it can be stressful to find short-term accommodation while training in rural communities. Stressed was just how nursing…

For nursing students, rural placements are exciting educational opportunities. However, for those with no local connections, it can be stressful to find short-term accommodation while training in rural communities. Stressed was just how nursing student Simon Weidemann felt, as his placement in Wetaskiwin grew near. Weidemann was unable to find temporary accommodation in the community south of Edmonton until a…

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  • Rural VIP No. 22: Changing Demographics in Rural Communities

    Rural VIP No. 22: Changing Demographics in Rural Communities

    Demographic statistics show that seniors (those 65 or older) are the fastest growing population in rural Alberta; however, not all rural communities are...

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  • Health services return to rural Alberta town after three decades

    Health services return to rural Alberta town after three decades

    Two new families have rolled up their sleeves to ensure a northwestern Alberta community once again has health-care access close to home. After at least 30 years without local health-care...

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  • Wainwright offers degree for locals interested in becoming RNs

    Wainwright offers degree for locals interested in becoming RNs

    The recruitment and retention of nurses has been a challenge in rural Alberta for years. In response to that challenge, a “grow...

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  • RhPAP’s Accommodation Program gives learners a slice of rural life

    RhPAP’s Accommodation Program gives learners a slice of rural life

    Eileen and Mel Clow may be landlords, but when medical learners come to stay in the basement suite of their Hanna home,...

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  • Learners make themselves at home in rural Alberta

    Learners make themselves at home in rural Alberta

    On any given day, Donna Bonsteel and Shawna Banman can be found moving furniture across the province, shopping for lamps and other household...

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  • Rural VIP No. 21: Virtual Health Care

    Rural VIP No. 21: Virtual Health Care

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta Health changed the physician fee schedule to allow physicians to provide virtual health care to...

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  • Rural VIP No. 20: Role of Rural Municipalities in Health Care 

    Rural VIP No. 20: Role of Rural Municipalities in Health Care 

    Rural VIP No. 20: Role of Rural Municipalities in Health Care With the upcoming municipal elections quickly approaching on October 18, 2021...

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  • RhPAP U Pillar V-Rural Health Workforce

    RhPAP U Pillar V-Rural Health Workforce

    In Alberta, over 10 per cent of the rural workforce is employed in health care and social assistance, and they are making a difference...

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  • Technology could help rural seniors age in place

    Technology could help rural seniors age in place

    A University of Calgary professor wants rural seniors to have an opportunity to remain at home for as long as they can. Joon Lee along...

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  • RhPAP U Pillar  IV-Rural Health Service Delivery

    RhPAP U Pillar IV-Rural Health Service Delivery

    Over the past decade, some innovative health services that offer better access and quality of care for rural communities have begun to...

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  • Collaboration leads to recruitment success in Northern Alberta

    Collaboration leads to recruitment success in Northern Alberta

    For communities in Northern Alberta, attracting health professionals, and retaining them once they are there, can be a challenge. That’s why a new collaboration between...

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  • Rural VIP No. 19: Primary Care

    Rural VIP No. 19: Primary Care

    Rural VIP No. 19: Primary care  For May’s survey, we asked the Rural Voice Information Panel (Rural VIP) members about their experience with primary care in their...

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