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Mi’kmaw health navigators hope to incorporate Indigenous practices into P.E.I.’s health-care system – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202350 Views

Jul 14, 2023

New role is aimed at building relationships with Indigenous patients and their families

Shelby Arsenault-Ellands is providing health care just a few roads away from where she grew up.

Arsenault-Ellands, a registered nurse, is a member of Lennox Island First Nation. She’s now working at the Lennox Island Health Centre as a Mi’kmaw health systems navigator, helping people in her community access services.

“I do a little bit of everything,” Arsenault-Ellands said. “But I guess the biggest parts would be helping Indigenous people from everywhere navigate the health-care system.

“That could be mental health, surgery, long-term care, addictions, socioeconomic stuff as well. And just helping people get connected to the services they need.”

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