A personal memoir, by a seasoned nurse practitioner living and working independently in remote, isolated indigenous communities of the Arctic, Labrador, Western and Northern Canada. Graphically shows self-reliance, descriptions of local cultures and personalities and the understanding of the health care needs of the indigenous people and how their health has been affected by historical happenings. She worked onboard ships and visited lighthouses and treated animals. In between working contacts in the north she participates in volunteer health care in indigenous Latin American communities and exercises her knowledge of language, culture and the desire to travel. Returning to urban living in Victoria at sedentary occupation, which involved committee work with employment equity and multiculturalism. Magnetism and "Call of the North" draws her back twice demonstrating her love of challenge and adventure. An exciting, engaging, entertaining, instructive and stimulating book, which some read twice and others cannot put down.
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August 31, 2009
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