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The importance of a functional communications system in the provision of health care in rural Alaska.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1365283     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Paraprofessional health care workers in rural Alaska rely on an intact communication system for guidance in patient care and as a source of support for themselves in performing a difficult job. Though able to function without the system when necessary, the telephone reduces the crushing sense of responsibility and profound isolation experienced by CHAs as they struggle to meet the health care needs of their communities.
D Caldera; G Anasogak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arctic medical research     Volume:  Suppl     ISSN:  0782-226X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arctic Med Res     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-24     Completed Date:  1995-01-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8602204     Medline TA:  Arctic Med Res     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Norton Sound Health corporation, Koyuk, Alaska.
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MeSH Terms
Community Health Aides*
Rural Health*

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