S. Michelle Driedger

Cynthia G. Jardine2
Julie A. Bettinger1
Heather MacDougall1
2Cynthia G. Jardine
1Julie A. Bettinger
1Heather MacDougall
1Christopher M. Furgal
1Jane M. Heffernan
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BACKGROUND The development and implementation of a remediation plan for the residual arsenic trioxide stored at the former Giant Mine site in the Canadian Northwest Territories has raised important issues related to trust. Social and individual trust of those responsible for making decisions on risks is critically important in community judgements on risk(More)
Developing appropriate risk messages during challenging situations like public health outbreaks is complicated. The focus of this paper is on how First Nations and Metis people in Manitoba, Canada, responded to the public health management of pandemic H1N1, using a focus group methodology (n = 23 focus groups). Focus group conversations explored participant(More)
  • Eve Dubé, Dominique Gagnon, Manale Ouakki, Julie A. Bettinger, Maryse Guay, Scott Halperin +15 others
  • 2016
"Vaccine hesitancy" is a concept now frequently used in vaccination discourse. The increased popularity of this concept in both academic and public health circles is challenging previously held perspectives that individual vaccination attitudes and behaviours are a simple dichotomy of accept or reject. A consultation study was designed to assess the(More)
Recent infectious disease outbreaks have resulted in renewed recognition of the importance of risk communication planning and execution to public health control strategies. Key to these efforts is public access to information that is understandable, reliable and meets their needs for informed decision-making on protective health behaviours. Learning from(More)
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