Native Community Health Issues | St. Clair College
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This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to examine current health issues in Native communities in Canada. The course will examine Federal Indian Health policies and legislation as well as common health issues in Native communities such as:, preparing for motherhood/fatherhood, midwifery, prenatal nutrition, diabetes, and fetal alcohol syndrome. The course will also study mental health issues on reserves, such as:, stress, depression, suicide, anger, grief, sexual assault and incest. The significance of the mind, body and spirit and ceremonialism in healing/health of Native peoples will also be discussed.