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  • Rural nurse practitioner helps fill gap in local primary care access

    Rural nurse practitioner helps fill gap in local primary care access

    Saluting nurse practitioners during #NPWeek RhPAP sends a shout out to all the nurse practitioners across rural Alberta during National Nurse Practitioner...

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  • South Africans receive warm welcome from northern Alberta community

    South Africans receive warm welcome from northern Alberta community

    Winter preparation is an annual ritual for many rural Canadians, but some tasks may seem a little unusual for those new to...

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  • AgCulture helps health professionals “Do More” for farmers dealing with mental health concerns

    AgCulture helps health professionals “Do More” for farmers dealing with mental health concerns

    A 10-minute hailstorm on her prairie grain farm at harvest was all it took for Megz Reynolds to experience traumatic loss. After...

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  • Couple from India continues education to become rural Alberta RNs

    Couple from India continues education to become rural Alberta RNs

    For Tony Thomas and his wife, Tintu Mol Pazhukalayil Mathai, there was no doubt that they would return to the registered nursing roles they held in India...

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  • Physicians enjoy a better balance between work and family life in rural Alberta

    Physicians enjoy a better balance between work and family life in rural Alberta

    For some, the idea of being a physician and parent may seem daunting. However, those already raising young families say it’s not...

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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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  • 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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