This article provides a Canadian example of implementing a public health approach to palliative care in an Indigenous context utilizing participatory action research. 28 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.
This guide is intended for a non-health care provider audience. It provides information regarding the prevalence of dementia among Indigenous populations as well as considerations related to common barriers to seeking assistance or treatment. Warning signs and symptoms are outlined. 4 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.
The SF7 Toolkit supports clinical best practices for healthcare providers across the sectors of care and includes self-management tools for older adults and their caregivers. The toolkit provides a common practice framework that complements the unique skills and practices of the various care providers helping older adults. SF7 focuses on seven clinical areas that support resilience, independence, and quality of life: cognition (particularly delirium), mobility, social engagement, continence, pain, nutrition, and polypharmacy. The SF7 toolkit is available by individual topic, or bundled together. 89 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.
This report investigates the health of First Nations and Labrador Inuit elders living in their home communities and the impact that residential schools have had on their social determinants of health. 28 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.
This study established baseline information about quality of life for urban Aboriginal peoples using the mixed methods approach of Community-University Institute for Social Research. 40 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018.
The primary objective of the study described in this article was to apply a frailty index that was validated in the general Canadian older population to describe aging experiences in First Nations populations living on-reserve and in northern communities. The results shared are a key step in documenting the experience of older First Nations people at a national level from a First Nations perspective. 12 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018.