Despite government’s created provisionary support in form of a health organization, the policy is still ineffective in facilitating the health problems of the indigenous people. It fails to address the increase of diseases in many communities of the First Nations since their condition is considered worse that the general Canadian population’s. The writers stated that the community “generally unhealthy and implicitly unable to manage their own affairs.
” First Nations people continue to struggle with issues affecting their mental health and personal wellness, and that they are challenged in the process of accessing support and service. The health status of the people continues to be at risk due to many factors that affect the system of delivery of services. Anand, S. Yusuf, R. Jacobs, A. Davis, Q. Yi, H. Gerstein, P. Montague, E. Lonn Risk factors, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease among Aboriginal people in Canada: the Study of Health Assessment and Risk Evaluation in Aboriginal Peoples (SHARE-AP).
The Lancet, Volume 358, Issue 9288, Pages 1147-1153 S. The writers quoted the current condition of First Nations based on a research. The findings of the research presented that Aboriginal people had significantly higher rates of smoking, glucose intolerance, obesity, abdominal obesity, and substiantially higher concentrations of fibrinogen, and plasminogen activator inhibitor. Aboriginal people had higher rates of unemployment and a lower annual household income. Iwasaki, Y. , Bartlett, J. , and O’Neil, J.
‘Coping with Stress among Aboriginal Women and Men with Diabetes in Winnipeg, Canada. ’ Social Science & Medicine. Vol. 60, Issue 5, March 2005, 977-988. The article is summarized stating that many aboriginal peoples have been experiencing stress due to contemporary and immediate life circumstances such as economic and at-risk living conditions; historical, cultural, and political contexts. Some of the adverse effect of stress to these people is diabetic cases, which is trying to control through effective mechanism of coping up with stress.
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