First Nations Caring for their Veterans of the War of 1812
February 25, 2014
Hosted by Dr. Gordon Atherley
Zig Misiak, www.realpeopleshistory.com, sees himself as a student of Native/First Nations history and culture. He speaks about his life, career and contact he’s had with veterans of wars. He explains his work studying First Nations history, how he got started with it, and who he speaks for in this work. He says why he does this work and describes the resources he uses. He discusses the War of 1812, the role of First Nations warriors, and what’s known about the deaths and injuries they sustained. He discusses what is known about the physical, spiritual and community-based care provided to First Nations warriors injured in the War of 1812. He says what more he would like to do and see done by others to promote understanding of the role and fate of First Nations warriors in the War of 1812. He highlights what we can and should learn from the history of the First Nations warriors in the War of 1812.
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Family caregivers are the people who provide care to partners, parents, children, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, neighbors and even co-workers. They are the people who provide care when everyone else has gone home. They are the people who organize the functioning of the home for the person with special needs, and for the family as a whole. They are the coordinators of care, the managers of appointments, the preventers of loneliness, and the makers of decisions even to the point of Power of Attorney. And they are so often people who themselves are burdened with their own health challenges and who may be in only marginally better health than the persons to whom they are providing family caregiving.
Dr. Gordon Atherley
Dr Gordon Atherley holds the British equivalent of the Canadian PhD and MD degrees, and LLD, Honoris Causa, from Canada’s Simon Fraser University. His awards include Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK. His medical specialties are occupational medicine and public health.
As first President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, the Canadian equivalent of the US National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, he led the creation of Canada’s electronic information service in occupational health and safety, now used in more than 40 countries.
In academia, he held senior, tenured, full-time positions, including departmental chair, in university faculties of physics, engineering, and medicine. He is the author of a textbook and numerous articles and publications.
Since retiring from medical practice, he’s built up Greyhead Associates, which critically researches the safety, effectiveness and fairness of health services for persons with special needs.
Through Virtual Care International, a company of which he’s President, he’s involved in providing sensible technology to family caregivers to help them with their responsibilities, workloads, and concerns.
Now an activist, he urges family caregivers to unite because, more and more, it’s not just their families who depend on them, it’s also the healthcare system as a whole, as it struggles to meet more and more needs of more and more people.