IPHRC Researcher Dr. Colleen Dell Publishes New Work in Open Access Journal


Dr. Colleen Dell recently published an article in Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, an open access academic journal. IPHRC’s Cassie Ozog asked Dr. Dell to share why this research, and publishing it in an open access journal, is so important.

What is this article about?

This article is about helping to ensure that as Canada moves forward with the development of a strategy to address prescription drug misuse, the unique historical and contemporary contexts of First Nations in Canada is considered. We are highlighting in this piece the importance of placing First Nations’ understandings of health at the centre of the discussion.Why did you think it was important to publish it in an open access journal?

Although they are costly to produce, the benefits of publishing in an open access journal are many. For us, most important for this article is the easy access individuals have to it. This is important to us because we hope our work will help influence policy and practice as Canada moves forward to develop its strategy on this issue.

What’s coming up next for you in your research?

Central to this article is consideration of Western and Indigenous worldviews together at the same time. And our team is addressing this in other work it is involved in at this time as well, such as the Culture as Intervention project that we were recently received funding for from CIHR.

You can read Dr. Dell’s article HERE, and learn more about her research HERE.


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