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A Par Approach to Quality of Life: Modeling Health Through Participation

  • Shereen T. Ismael
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Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 17)

Abstract

Health is a fundamental component of quality of life. How one defines what constitutes health affects the extent to which we understand its impacts on quality of life in communities. In this paper an expanded model of health which uses a participatory action approach will be proposed. This will be accomplished by: (1) briefly outlining the Canadian government’s changing vision of health; (2) examining core concepts related to participatory action research; (3) using a case example of a First Nation community in Northern Alberta to demonstrate the importance of the interrelationship between research and action in understanding the determinants of health and quality of life.

Keywords

Aboriginal People Participatory Action Research Royal Commission Adult Community Community Health Status 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shereen T. Ismael
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  1. 1.College of Arts, Social and Health SciencesUniversity of Northern British ColumbiaPrince GeorgeCanada

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