A Passion for Prevention: Public Health Nursing in Skeena Health Unit, 1937-1997

The Skeena Health Unit started in Prince Rupert, gradually spreading in all directions to connect small, remote communities within the vast wilderness of northwestern British Columbia.

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The Skeena Health Unit started in Prince Rupert, gradually spreading in all directions to connect small, remote communities within the vast wilderness of northwestern British Columbia. This is the fascinating story of how those connections were made, in the context of world events and changing societal attitudes, and how public health nurses were part of the adventure. Tuberculosis, World War II, residential schools, and big industry all play a part in the story. This book is a tribute to some remarkable women who provided preventive health care in this area, sometimes under unusual and challenging circumstances. Carol Harrison was a public health nurse in Terrace for many years and lives there with her husband Edward.