Healing histories : stories from Canada's Indian hospitals

Healing histories : stories from Canada's Indian hospitals
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Meijer Drees, Laurie.
"Healing Histories is the first detailed collection of Aboriginal perspectives on the history of tuberculosis in Canada's indigenous communities and on the federal government's Indian Health Services. Featuring oral accounts from patients, families, and workers who experienced Canada's Indian Hospital system, it presents a fresh perspective on health care history that includes the diverse voices and insights of the many people affected by tuberculosis and its treatment in the mid-twentieth century. This intercultural history models new methodologies and ethics for researching and writing about indigenous Canada based on indigenous understandings of 'story' and its critical role in Aboriginal historicity, while moving beyond routine colonial interpretations of victimization, oppression, and cultural destruction. Written for both academic and popular reading audiences, Healing Histories is essential reading for those interested in Canadian Aboriginal history, history of medicine and nursing, and oral history."

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Opening remarks / Florence James, Penelakut First Nation -- Preface "Storywork" : foundations -- Nanaimo Indian Hospital : a patient remembers [British Columbia] / Sainty Morris -- Cold needles / Laura Cranmer -- 1. Tuberculosis -- 2. Indian health services, an evolving system -- Nursing Work at the United Church Hospital, Bella, Bella, British Columbia / Marge Thompson -- Nursing work at the Anglican hospitals in Aklavik and Pangnirtung / Biddy Worsley -- Director of Nursing at the Camsell / Elva Taylor -- 3. The Institutions -- Indian hospitals and field nursing -- Nursing at the Camsell / Marjorie Warke -- Occupational therapy student : Charles Camsell Indian Hospital, 1966 [Edmonton, Alberta] / Truus van Royen -- 4. Patients and families -- Life in and around the Indian hospitals -- A Patient's memory of Nanaimo Indian Hospital / Laura Cranmer -- Life as a patient in the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital / Alma Desjarlais -- A Patient and a worker in British Columbia Indian hospitals / Marie Dick -- Visiting the Nanaimo Indian Hospital / Delores Louie -- 5. Snuwuyulth -- Local Indigenous Medicine -- A Conversation about the Nanaimo Indian Hospital / Violet Charlie -- Remembering Indian Health Services and Traditional Medicine on the Snuneymuxw Reserve / Ellen White -- 6. Working in Health Care -- Aboriginal Nurses and Caregivers -- Aboriginal Nurse at the Camsell / Kathleen Steinhauer -- Nanaimo Indian Hospital - Being a Patient and Becoming a Nurse / Michael Dick -- Ward Aide and Office Assistant at the Nanaimo Indian Hospital / Violet Clark -- Nursing Aide at Lac La Ronge Nursing Station / Muriel Innes -- Aboriginal People and Nursing / Evelyn Voyageur.


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