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Nursing the unique needs of the North

RhPAP continues its celebration of 2020 The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with profiles of three nurse practitioners (NPs) in rural Alberta. These…

RhPAP continues its celebration of 2020 The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with profiles of three nurse practitioners (NPs) in rural Alberta. These articles by Lorena Franchuk discuss how NPs contribute to health care throughout Alberta and how…

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  • Physicians and midwives work as a team at the maternity clinic

    Physicians and midwives work as a team at the maternity clinic

    The World Health Organization proclaimed 2020 as Year of the Nurse and the Midwife—a tribute to front-line caregivers in health care. The...

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  • Midwives celebrate birth as a natural event

    Midwives celebrate birth as a natural event

    The World Health Organization proclaimed 2020 as Year of the Nurse and the Midwife—a tribute to front-line caregivers in health care. The...

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  • Nurse practitioners have many roles to play in rural Alberta

    Nurse practitioners have many roles to play in rural Alberta

    The World Health Organization proclaimed 2020 as Year of the Nurse and the Midwife—a tribute to front-line caregivers in health care. The...

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  • Jasper peak named after heroic wartime nurse

    Jasper peak named after heroic wartime nurse

    A guardian angel has been looking down upon the town of Jasper for more than a century. Mount Edith Cavell, a prominent...

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  • Program brings breath of fresh air to rural Albertans 

    Program brings breath of fresh air to rural Albertans 

    Dave Warnke says he owes his life to two Rocky Mountain House women.  Amie Genest and Renee Nuttall didn’t save Warnke’s life...

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  • Young cardiac patients in rural Alberta learn to take charge of their medical needs

    Young cardiac patients in rural Alberta learn to take charge of their medical needs

    When Dr. Andrew Mackie saw the potential for young cardiac patients to slip through the cracks in rural Alberta, he decided to...

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  • Planting the seeds of support:  A farmer’s journey with mental illness

    Planting the seeds of support: A farmer’s journey with mental illness

    Growing up in rural Alberta, discussions about mental health were never a part of Sean Stanford’s life. “Farmers are usually the kind...

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  • Breaking the stigma around men’s mental health 

    Breaking the stigma around men’s mental health 

    If a conversation could save a life, would you have it? What if that conversation was about mental health and suicide? What if the life in...

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  • Clinics adapt in response to COVID-19 to keep patients safe and healthy

    Clinics adapt in response to COVID-19 to keep patients safe and healthy

    COVID-19 has changed the way we work, live, and even how we look at health care. Even though treating and preventing the...

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  • Volunteers RISE to reduce rural pandemic isolation 

    Volunteers RISE to reduce rural pandemic isolation 

    Some medical student volunteers are reaching out to rural Canadians who feel isolated during the coronavirus pandemic.  The Rural and Isolated Support...

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  • Wetaskiwin program provides Elder support for Maskwacis moms

    Wetaskiwin program provides Elder support for Maskwacis moms

    Support is an integral part of every successful pregnancy. Yet for some women, especially those who have to travel for appointments, that...

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