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Title: Building resilience and community capacity: the Sachigo Lake wilderness emergency response education initiative
Authors: Curran, Jeffrey
Keywords: Community-based participatory research;Rural and remote health;Health promotion;Indigenous health
Issue Date: 21-May-2014
Publisher: Laurentian University of Sudbury
Abstract: The Sachigo Lake Wilderness Emergency Response Education Initiative represented a partnership between Sachigo Lake First Nation in northern Ontario Canada, and medical professionals and university researchers from outside the community. This study was one component of a larger community-based participatory research program to develop locally relevant first response training to address the isolation from emergency healthcare in Sachigo Lake. The aim of this qualitative study was to complete a formative evaluation to understand how a five-day comprehensive training course implemented in May 2012: (a) met the local needs of Sachigo Lake; and (b) fostered resilience and community capacity. The results of this study describe the unique features of delivering first aid training in a remote context and illustrate the intrapersonal and interpersonal impacts of the program. Health promotion through community based first aid education is a model with potential to improve emergency care in the absence of formal emergency medical services.
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