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Many paths lead to careers in rural health care

The first step to embarking on a rural health-care career isn’t necessarily applying to a health-care training program. The pathway to such a career is…

The first step to embarking on a rural health-care career isn’t necessarily applying to a health-care training program. The pathway to such a career is incredibly varied, as there are many ways to test out the profession before training. Some…

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  • Media Release: May 30 to June 3, 2022 is Alberta Rural Health Week

    Media Release: May 30 to June 3, 2022 is Alberta Rural Health Week

    May 30 to June 3, 2022 is Alberta Rural Health Week Your opportunity to provide rural Alberta’s health-care heroes with a healthy...

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  • Shortage of physicians in Tofield led to creation of local, award-winning attraction and retention committee

    Shortage of physicians in Tofield led to creation of local, award-winning attraction and retention committee

    “In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.” ― Albert Einstein Five years ago, the Town of Tofield had a medical crisis....

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  • Learning from adversity allows rural communities to better meet local health needs

    Learning from adversity allows rural communities to better meet local health needs

    Two rural communities are proving, like a phoenix, they can rise above crises and make positive changes to health care. Both Slave...

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  • Passion for volunteering becomes stress release for rural RN

    Passion for volunteering becomes stress release for rural RN

    For 43 years, registered nurse, Irene Crosland, worked in the fast-paced environment of labour and delivery, the emergency department, and acute care,...

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  • Canadian Space Agency looking for rural physician collaboration

    Canadian Space Agency looking for rural physician collaboration

    *From CSA media release Leveraging the ambitious vision for human space exploration and the deep space healthcare needs of astronauts, the Canadian...

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  • Physician Award recipient didn’t plan to practise for long in rural Alberta, but something changed…

    Physician Award recipient didn’t plan to practise for long in rural Alberta, but something changed…

    In 1992, Dr. Kent Bernes came to Barrhead to get a few years of experience as a family physician and then move...

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  • Remote instruction for rural ultrasound courses introduced for the first time in RhPAP-supported event in Camrose.

    Remote instruction for rural ultrasound courses introduced for the first time in RhPAP-supported event in Camrose.

    Technology is dramatically changing the way rural physicians learn how to perform ultrasounds.   Up until now, each bed station that is part...

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  • Practicum students receive warm welcome from rural communities

    Practicum students receive warm welcome from rural communities

    Cheering on Junior A hockey, practising self-care, and stepping up to volunteer may not be activities you would expect a university student...

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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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  • RhPAP funding opens door to REAL continuing education opportunities

    RhPAP funding opens door to REAL continuing education opportunities

    No matter the role within rural health care, continuing education is important. That’s why RhPAP offers a variety of programs that support...

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  • Occupational Therapist helps patients get back to the “job of living.”

    Occupational Therapist helps patients get back to the “job of living.”

    The most common question Noelannah Neubauer gets when talking to non-medical professionals is, “What does an Occupational Therapist do exactly?” Neubauer describes...

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  • Rural health professionals may have role in stopping human trafficking

    Rural health professionals may have role in stopping human trafficking

    Health professionals may have an ability to root out cases of human trafficking in rural Alberta just by asking a few pointed...

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