Most people are poor living in crowded places; many get sick because of unawareness of health prevention, and sometimes people depend on traditional healing because of financial difficulty. Socio-cultural condition People’s lives depend largely on their tradition and beliefs. Smoking habit and alcoholism that affect the health of many is something that these people cannot avoid because it is part of their tradition. Organizational Condition The health services are distributed among different government agencies; as a result, it takes a lot of stations and time before the implementation of the services. Annotated Bibliography Newbold, Bruce.
‘Problems in Search of Solutions: Health and Canadian Aborigines. ” Journal of Community Health. Vol. 23, Number 1/ February, 1998 . The author explained that the existing results of the implemented policy (First Nations Health Policy) tend to reinforce the determinants of health framework such as lifestyle, environment, human biology, and health services; suggesting that the provision of health services is insufficient to remove health disparities; because medicine alone and services cannot help in providing significant results in the lives of the people. He further added, “Broader social-welfare provisions must be considered.
” Thatcher, Richard. 2004. Fighting Firewater Fictions: Moving Beyond the Disease Model of Alcoholism in First Nations. Canada: University of Toronto Press. (73-74) First Nations people are characterized socio-culturally for having into alcoholism and smoking because they are part of their tradition. In view of being into alcoholism and smoking, Richard Thatcher, concluded that these groups have deviant behaviors, in which according to him, an outcome of mental illness. This is a mental illness because deviant behavior is a personal strategy of accommodation to frustrated goal achievement.
In relation to health of the community, alcoholism and smoking is a cause of asthma and respiratory infections in children. Diem, E. and Mayer, A. 2004. Community Health Nursing Projects: Making a Difference. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 227. The author featured a statement of a nurse who happened to work in an outreach program. This nurse had observed the severe health condition of the community that made Canadian government to have greater concern over high rates of communicable diseases among First Nations groups; they fear that it might threaten white settlements as well.