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  • Virtual clinic improves health-care options for Indigenous Albertans

    Virtual clinic improves health-care options for Indigenous Albertans

    Nearly 1,240 Indigenous Albertans met with physicians in a new virtual clinic during its first year of operation. The Alberta Indigenous Virtual...

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  • Psychiatric nursing students experience slice of northern life during placement

    Psychiatric nursing students experience slice of northern life during placement

    Viewing the oil sands and experiencing an ice road aren’t typical activities for nurses on a practicum. However, three registered psychiatric student nurses from...

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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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  • Athabasca nurse closing in on 50 years of service

    Athabasca nurse closing in on 50 years of service

      Much has changed since Doreen Van Eaton began her career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). When Van Eaton first began working as an LPN in Athabasca, Peter...

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  • Health services return to rural Alberta town after three decades

    Health services return to rural Alberta town after three decades

    Two new families have rolled up their sleeves to ensure a northwestern Alberta community once again has health-care access close to home. After at least 30 years without local health-care...

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  • Lactation consultants offer rural breastfeeding moms support

    Lactation consultants offer rural breastfeeding moms support

    Becoming a parent is an experience like no other: the overwhelming emotion of meeting your new baby, the sleep deprivation, the joys of the first smile and...

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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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  • 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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  • Pilot project brings health-care training to rural teams

    Pilot project brings health-care training to rural teams

    Pilot project brings health-care training to rural teams Some health-care providers in northeastern Alberta have forged ahead with career development during the...

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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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  • Rural nurses must be prepared for any health crisis

    Rural nurses must be prepared for any health crisis

    Nurses never quite know what they will be dealing with when a patient arrives at a rural hospital. In her previous role...

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  • Northwest Alberta is home to RhPAP’s 2020 Health-care Heroes

    Northwest Alberta is home to RhPAP’s 2020 Health-care Heroes

    The Peace Regional Healthcare Attraction and Retention Committee recognized for welcoming health providers, engaging and empowering community with their work

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