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BACKGROUND Health equity concerns the absence of avoidable and unfair differences in health. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) can provide evidence about the impact of an intervention on health equity for specific disadvantaged populations or in general populations; this is important for equity-focused decision-making. Previous work has identified a lack(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about shared decision-making (SDM) with Métis, First Nations and Inuit women ("Aboriginal women"). SDM is a collaborative process that engages health care professional(s) and the client in making health decisions and is fundamental for informed consent and patient-centred care. The objective of this study is to explore Aboriginal(More)
BACKGROUND Shared decision making (SDM) may narrow health equity gaps experienced by Aboriginal women. SDM tools such as patient decision aids can facilitate SDM between the client and health care providers; SDM tools for use in Western health care settings have not yet been developed for and with Aboriginal populations. This study describes the adaptation(More)
The settlement of the land now known as Canada meant the erasure - sometimes from ignorance, often purposeful - of Indigenous place-names, and understandings of territory and associated obligations. The Canadian map with its three territories and ten provinces, electoral boundaries and districts, reflects boundaries that continue to fragment Indigenous(More)
The author is a Legal Advisor/Policy Analyst with NAHO. The author is grateful to Judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond of the Saskatchewan Provincial Court for " planting the constitutional seeds " many years ago and to Sákéj Youngblood Henderson for his infinite patience and wisdom. Without the sharing of his knowledge, this paper would not be possible. Haslip(More)
Fifteen-month follow-up of a patient with severe dysphonia spastica treated by recurrent nerve resection showed that complete recovery had been obtained. Pathological findings, and the results of sonographic, phonographic, glottographic, and electromyographic examinations in this affection are discussed, and an attempt made to deduce the mechanism of action(More)
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