Creekstone Press Publications
Front Lines: Portraits of Caregivers in Northern British Columbia
Description: Hard cover edition with dust jacket, 40 essays and full colour portraits, 11'X 12", 104 pages on coated FSC stock
Price: $ 32
On these pages you will meet doctors whose insights into rural medicine have won them national awards, nurses who embody the concept of cultural competence and social workers who restore pride and meaning to lives shattered by residential schools, alcohol, drugs and mental illness. There are general practitioners with specialities in oncology, palliative care and HIV/AIDS, a dispensing optician who sees life through a variety of lenses and a pharmacist who incorporates homeopathy into her practice.
And you will travel…from the shores of Haida Gwaii east to the Robson Valley, from Vanderhoof, at the geographical centre of the province, to Dease Lake on its northern border. In each locale we learn how place and people influence practice and how individual caregivers try to right imbalances in health care resources and access.
All this in a book of sumptuous design with beautiful images of extraordinary people in extraordinary landscapes.
Front Lines is a celebration of innovation, an invitation to those interested in designing care appropriate to different cultures and difficult geographies and, finally, it is a tribute to those who are leading the way.
To see UNBC’s Northern Medical Program’s feature page and the photos click here.
You can also read the essay about Dr. Tammy Attia at Health Match BC. Watch this site for further photos and essays.