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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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  • Rural health providers get ‘REAL’ lifelong learning support

    Rural health providers get ‘REAL’ lifelong learning support

    Finding the time and money to enrol in optional professional development courses can be challenging for rural nurses and other health professionals....

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  • Health providers collaborate in Worsley to enhance patient care

    Health providers collaborate in Worsley to enhance patient care

    Collaborations are a vital part of the efforts made by health professionals to improve patient outcomes. They are especially important in smaller...

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  • RhPAP funds tele-rehab project in Crowsnest Pass

    RhPAP funds tele-rehab project in Crowsnest Pass

      Crowsnest Pass residents requiring additional rehabilitation support are now able to remotely access expertise from larger centres thanks to a cutting-edge technology project...

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  • Nurses learn on the job during summer break

    Nurses learn on the job during summer break

    Click here to read the sidebar, “Alberta Health Services (AHS) knows students can be the key to retention.” *This story appeared in...

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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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  • Program promoting healthy habits comes to rural Alberta

    Program promoting healthy habits comes to rural Alberta

    Learning how to shop for, cook, and eat healthy food are some skills children and their families are being taught to “CHANGE” their habits and reduce chronic...

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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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  • Doctor’s children follow his lead into health professions

    Doctor’s children follow his lead into health professions

    In honour of Father’s Day on June 20, we pay tribute to all dads especially those who also contribute to the health-care scene across rural Alberta.  One...

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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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  • Indigenous communities around McLennan appreciate doctor’s approach

    Indigenous communities around McLennan appreciate doctor’s approach

    Physician has passion for working with underserved communities Growing up in rural Africa, Dr. Shaun Butcher developed a passion for serving remote...

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  • High River doctor finds working with patients rewarding

    High River doctor finds working with patients rewarding

    Rural life, work ideal for High River doctor When Dr. Nicole Roper was a teen, her grandfather had a heart attack. Her...

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  • Mom’s medical trips abroad encourage daughter to study medicine

    Mom’s medical trips abroad encourage daughter to study medicine

    As a nod to Mother’s Day celebrations this weekend, RhPAP is sending an early shout-out to all the wonderful health-care professionals across...

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