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|Title:||Journey to wellness: Identifying culturally relevant supportive services for First Nations peoples in Northeastern Ontario during their cancer journey|
|Keywords:||psychosocial;cancer;First Nations;Northeastern Ontario;coping|
|Abstract:||This thesis is intended to identify culturally relevant supportive services for First Nations in Northeastern Ontario, as perceived by service providers, in order to improve access to cancer care services and the follow-through of treatment at the time of diagnosis and during treatment. The author interviewed thirteen front line health care providers who provide direct services to First Nations communities. The participants within the research study discussed the importance of relationships First Nations peoples have with family members and their community as well as to the land and water. The need for supportive services that incorporate family and community, as well as land and water based healing practices are integral in ensuring the psychosocial needs of First Nations cancer patients are being addressed in a culturally relevant and safe fashion and that these services are significant for the patient, family, and community. The results of this research will be useful in broadening the understanding of the needs of service providers in First Nations communities who are working with First Nations patients during their cancer journey.|
|Appears in Collections:||Master's Theses|
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