Reducing cervical cancer among First Nations women

Can Nurse. 1998 Mar;94(3):36-41.


First Nations women in British Columbia have a four to six times higher mortality rate from cancer of the cervix than do women in the general population. Their participation in the provincial Cervical Cytology Screening Program (CCSP) is less regular and less frequent than other women in B.C. Likewise, they have more difficulty in obtaining culturally suitable health care services from respectful and consistent professionals. These issues should be of critical concern to nurses, as nurses provide the majority of health services to First Nations people.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • British Columbia / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Indians, North American*
  • Mass Screening / organization & administration*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Transcultural Nursing / methods
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / ethnology*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / prevention & control*