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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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  • Provost nurse cares for her neighbours 

    Provost nurse cares for her neighbours 

    For Val Paice, driving more than an hour, twice a day for ten months was worth the sacrifice. As a married mother with...

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  • Northern nurses love living and working rural

    Northern nurses love living and working rural

    Registered nurse, Lawrence McNeil, knew rural Alberta was where he belonged even before he enrolled in nursing school in Edmonton.  McNeil was working part-time...

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  • Fondness for rural life drives Ponoka RN’s passion for health care

    Fondness for rural life drives Ponoka RN’s passion for health care

    Dennie Hycha enjoys gazing out her office window and taking in the picture-perfect view. The registered nurse is not looking out the...

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  • Detective work plays out in Arrowwood clinic

    Detective work plays out in Arrowwood clinic

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

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  • New clinic aims to get patients back on track

    New clinic aims to get patients back on track

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

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  • Like mother, like daughter: Rural nursing has appeal for Flagstaff County duo 

    Like mother, like daughter: Rural nursing has appeal for Flagstaff County duo 

    Alyssa Ness never expected to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a licensed practical nurse. Ness grew up watching her mom, Gail...

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  • Nursing the unique needs of the North

    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...

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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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