Leader(s): Margot Latimer
(Co-PI), Sharon Rudderham
National Community Engagement & Research Coordinator:
John R. Sylliboy
Institution(s): IWK Health Centre
, Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
, Eskasoni Health Centre
, Dalhousie University
Finley, A.; Harman, K.; Mushquash, C.; Paul, K.; Chorney, J.; Hutt-MacLeod, D.; Perley-Dutcher, L.
Expansion of the Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing initiative to encompass six additional communities, including four more First Nations (Alberta, BC, Ontario and Quebec), one Inuit (Labrador) and one Metis (Manitoba) community. The Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing (ACHH) Initiative was created out of a need to better understand the issue of chronic pain in Aboriginal pediatric populations. Aboriginal children experience higher rates of painful conditions including, but not limited to, dental pain, ear pain and headaches. However, pain management and treatment remains inadequate. ACHH Initiative has engaged four Atlantic Canadian First Nations communities (3 Mi’kmaq, 1 Maliseet) to begin to better understand the prevalence, experience and conceptualization of pain.