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Rural VIP No. 23: Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rural communities have unique mental health challenges. Research suggests that residents from smaller communities may experience higher mental health stigma than those from larger communities, which may cause them to be less…

Rural communities have unique mental health challenges. Research suggests that residents from smaller communities may experience higher mental health stigma than those from larger communities, which may cause them to be less likely to seek help.   Additionally, if a rural resident does seek help, they often find that their community…

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  • Focusing on the health-care needs of northern children

    Focusing on the health-care needs of northern children

    Megan Stock found a gap in access to children’s health services within Indigenous and northern communities while doing contract work for six years as 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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  • 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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  • Wabasca nursing team paves way for innovative training solution during COVID-19

    Wabasca nursing team paves way for innovative training solution during COVID-19

    Legendary musician and band leader, Duke Ellington, once said, “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”  That’s exactly the approach the Wabasca/Desmarais Health...

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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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  • Wabasca NP urges patients to be seen as whole person

    Wabasca NP urges patients to be seen as whole person

    Fear of being labelled keeps more than 60 per cent of Canadians with mental health issues or illnesses from seeking help, according...

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  • Let’s Go Rural! Nursing students share secrets to successful transition to post secondary

    Let’s Go Rural! Nursing students share secrets to successful transition to post secondary

    The path to becoming a nurse may look different to everyone with the underlying desire often the same—a passion for helping others....

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  • Rural clinic ‘mooves’ vaccination clinic along

    Rural clinic ‘mooves’ vaccination clinic along

    Family physician, Dr. Lana Fehr, wasn’t hesitant to “take it outside” at her western-themed Arrowwood Medical Clinic. It simply made sense “to...

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