An Analysis of Nursing in Rural and First Nations Populations in Canada Introduction Over the last several years, there has been growing interest in the impact of race, ethnicity, and racism within the nursing profession. Within this research, many studies have examined the experiences of Aboriginal and minority nurses in Canada (Wasekeesikaw, 2003) and determined that there is not enough being done to get rural healthcare and nursing services to both First Nations communities in rural Canada and other ethnic communities in rural Canada. This paper will examine ways to get healthcare services closer to rural populations as well as determining how advanced practice nursing roles are integrating into rural communities and providing...The end:
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