Aug 09, 2021
True North series: see what it’s like to work and live in some of Canada’s most remote settings
Welcome to the Canadian Nurse True North series. In this series of profiles and interviews, we’ll hear from nurses who work in northern Canada under some of the country’s most challenging yet rewarding conditions.
Find out what drew these nurses to this type of practice, and learn how nursing and Indigenous culture work together so well. See what it’s like to wait over half a day for a medevac, or travel via snowmobile with a patient in the middle of the night to catch an air ambulance. Find out what happens when you’re the sole health-care provider in a community and you don’t have enough resources at your disposal. And finally, see what the North has to offer when the work is done and it’s time to unwind.
- In the series:
- Aug. 12 – NP provides hope to community, connects with the land and its people in Nunavut (profile)
- Aug. 16 – Nurse calls North ‘her home’ as she’s challenged by practice, awed by amazing landscape (video interview)
- Aug. 19 – Northern nursing practice reflects ‘best & most beautiful aspects of Inuit culture’(written interview)
- Aug. 23 – It’s a whiteout and a patient needs help. What do you do? Hop on a Ski-Doo, of course (video interview)
- Aug. 26 – ‘I had a passion for growth, adventure, and a need to find meaning,’ Nunavut nurse says (written interview)
- Aug. 30 – Indigenous nurse overcomes racism, focuses on ‘cultural respect’ to deliver holistic care (profile)
If you want to share your experiences of working in the North, please consider submitting an article.