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Aboriginal health in the medical program in British Columbia: A curriculum analysis

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dc.contributor.author De Castro Pereira, Gabriela
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-25T20:22:28Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-25T20:22:28Z
dc.date.copyright [2014] en_US
dc.date.issued 2014-04-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5285
dc.description.abstract It is well documented in the literature that Aboriginal peoples have a lower health status compared to the non-Aboriginal population in Canada. The underlining causes for this health disparity are found in the historical and contemporary practices of colonization and social, economic, and political deprivation. This thesis focuses on another of the complex factors which affect Aboriginal health status: the education and training provided to undergraduate medical students on Aboriginal health issues and the social determinants of health in British Columbia. I conducted a critical discourse analysis of the readings materials of three selected courses. I conclude from the analysis that although some of the themes covered by the courses critically present the historical, social and economic contexts for this health disparity, Aboriginal peoples are still characterized as a needy and sick population. Indigenous issues are far from being centrally positioned in the medical curriculum in British Columbia. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ *
dc.subject Aboriginal health en_US
dc.subject medical curriculum en_US
dc.subject discourse analysis en_US
dc.subject medical education en_US
dc.subject social determinants of health en_US
dc.title Aboriginal health in the medical program in British Columbia: A curriculum analysis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Matwychuk, Margo Lyn
dc.degree.department Department of Anthropology en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0326 en_US


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