Delivering Medicine in Nunavut (via Dr. Ottematic)

20 Sep

Remarkable summary of remote/rural medicine in Inuit Community. Interesting to reflect that the population is grateful to have its needs met while the healthcare system imposes ‘risk management’ to the same level as urban centre. Surely that state of affairs cannot continue in the current economic climate.

Delivering Medicine in Nunavut Rankin Inlet in Nunavut is in Canada. Despite this, the medical scene there sometimes bears closer resemblance to what I’ve seen in Nepal and Vietnam than what comes into clinic on Vancouver Island. an Inukshuk stands tall over the town of Rankin Inlet Because it is in Canada, one is expected to provide the Canadian standard of care. In some ways we need to give Toronto-level intervention with a fraction of the resources. The Kivalliq Health Cent … Read More

via Dr. Ottematic

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