Healing histories : stories from Canada's Indian hospitals

Type
Book
Authors
Laurie Meijer Drees ( Drees, Laurie Meijer )
 
ISBN 10
088864650X 
ISBN 13
9780888646507 
Category
General Library Collection  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
2012 
Pages
184 
Abstract
"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."--Amazon. 
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