Impact of Devolution on Health Services in the Northwest Territories: The Baffin Case Study

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: health, social sciences, health care evaluation, health services, devolution

Principal Investigator: O'Neil, John (6)
Licence Number: 8141
Organization: University of Manitoba
Licenced Year(s): 1988
Issued: Jan 01, 1988

Objective(s): to contribute to an understanding of the process of devolution and its impact upon the larger process of constitutional development in the North; to transfer information to northerners on devolution and its implications; to examine these questions through a case study on the devolution of health services in the Baffin region; in particular, through interviews and questionnaires with selected residents, health care professionals and participants in the transfer negotiations to: identify areas of difficulty and success; determine the impact devolution is having on the overall well-being of individuals, families, and communities; investigate why aboriginal

Project Description: Dr. O'Neil is part of a group of researchers investigating the process of devolution and its impact upon constitutional development in the North. He is conducting a study on the transfer of health services in the Baffin region. In late September, he will be interviewing residents, nurses, doctors, and people involved in the health transfer negotiations. He wants to know about the problems and successes of the transfer.