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Providing Culturally Safe Health Care for Indigenous Patients in Newfoundland and Labrador

Providing Culturally Safe Health Care for Indigenous Patients in Newfoundland and Labrador

Providing Culturally Safe Health Care for Indigenous Patients in Newfoundland and Labrador is an online course for Indigenous cultural competency training for physicians and surgeons in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). It aims to respond specifically to Call to Action 23.iii of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report which states:

We call upon all levels of government to:
Provide cultural competency training for all healthcare professions

This course will help improve clinical professionals’ knowledge and know-how about engaging in culturally safe practice with Indigenous patients, their families, and their communities.

It is comprised of 7 modules addressing 9 Learning objectives. The modules are:
Module 1: Overarching History of Indigenous Peoples of Canada
Module 2: Indigenous Peoples in Newfoundland and Labrador
Module 3:
The Impact of Colonialism on Indigenous Peoples in Newfoundland and Labrador
Module 4:
The Health of Indigenous Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador
Module 5:
Culture, the Body, Health, and Wellbeing
Module 6:
Indigenous Knowledge/s of the Body, Health, and Healing
Module 7:
Providing Culturally Safe Health Care

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology used to refer to Indigenous Peoples in Canada and their communities.
  2. Summarize the Truth and Reconciliation process.
  3. Identify the various Indigenous groups in Newfoundland and Labrador and their respective cultures.
  4. Identify some of the ways in which colonialism has impacted the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Peoples in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the current and projected health care needs of Indigenous communities in Newfoundland and Labrador as described by members of the respective communities.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of culture and how it relates to the concepts of body, health, and healing.
  7. Outline Indigenous knowledge/s of the body, health, and healing.
  8. Explain the concept of cultural safety.
  9. Identify strategies for providing culturally safe health care for Indigenous Peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador.

This project was funded by unrestricted educational grant from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Registration Fee

The cost to register for this module is $150.00 CDN.
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Providing Culturally Safe Health Care for Indigenous Patients in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Authors
Carolyn Sturge Sparkes, PhD
Fern Brunger, PhD
Heidi Coombs, PhD

Guiding Committee
Katie Dicker
Brenda Jeddore
Sheila O’Neil
Valeri Pilgrim
Solomon Semigak
Michele Wood

Planning Committee:
Joanne McGee, MD CCFP
Eric Smith, MD CCFP
Melanie van Soren, MD CCFP
Tracey Wentzel, MD FRCPC
Ada Roberts, NP
Fern Brunger, PhD
Carolyn Sturge Sparkes, PhD