This report highlights some of the barriers to Aboriginal people seeking health care services within mainstream health care settings and describes key practices that are contributing to positive change. [from Health Council of Canada website}
Contents: 1. Did you know? 2. Introduction to cultural safety 3. Why Aboriginal people? 4. How can "cultural safety" improve health care practice? 5. Aboriginal people of Vancouver Island 6. Community & political structure 7. Cultural protocols 8. Family relationships 9. Traditional health care knowledge 10. Healing rituals and ceremonies 11. Colonizing health care 12. Moving forward 13. RESPECT model of communication 14. Resources & Links 15. References.
Downloaded from NCCAH website (PDF). Also available free on the Internet.
This report provides an in-depth look at the state of cultural safety knowledge in Aboriginal health care, including such things as terminology, core competencies, accreditation standards, undergraduate and graduate level curriculum, professional development and continuing education opportunities, and provincial and national projects engaging with the issue. [from NCCAH website]
Based on the commitment of all provincial health care partners to do better when it comes to culturally safe and humble care for First Nations and Aboriginal people. This booklet names the problem, offers definitions of key concepts, offers testimony from clients about racism in the health system, and a provides a high level overview of the Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility. [from FNHA website]
Downloaded from First Nations Health Authority website (PDF). Also available free on the Internet.
For more info, see: http://www.fnha.ca/wellness/cultural-humility
Features Indigenous scholars, writers and activists who collaborated to create a sequel to For Indigenous Eyes Only. The title reflects an understanding that decolonizing actions must begin in the mind and that creative, consistent decolonized thinking shapes and empowers the brain, which in turn provides a major prime for positive change. [from back cover]
A new language guide is available to help address stigma experienced by people with substance dependency. The guide provides words and tools to foster positive connections between health-care providers, families and people seeking health care. People with lived experience, and Island Health’s acute care and harm reduction staff came together to develop the guide. A new language guide is available to help address stigma experienced by people with substance dependency. The guide provides words and tools to foster positive connections between health-care providers, families and people seeking health care. People with lived experience, and Island Health’s acute care and harm reduction staff came together to develop the guide. [from Island Health news. Sep 14, 2020]
This installation of the Let’s Talk series introduces the concept of Whiteness to public health audiences. This paper supports public health practitioners and policy-makers to view Whiteness as relevant to practice. [from NNCDH website]
Downloaded from Wellesley Institute website. Also available free on the Internet.
This paper explores the role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It provides an overview of the historical and contemporary contexts of racism which have historically, and continue to, negatively shape the life choices and chances of Indigenous people in this country. Indigenous people experience the worst health outcomes of any population group in Canada. This alarming detail underscores the urgency and importance of understanding and addressing racism as a determinant of Indigenous health. [from Wellesley Institute website]
Contents: Part 1. Background 2. The "Price is Right" game allegation 3. Experience of Indigenous peoples in B.C. health care 4. Recommendations.
Informed by the voices of nearly 9,000 Indigenous patients, family members, third-party witnesses and health-care workers, as well as unprecedented analysis of health data, the review found clear evidence of pervasive interpersonal and systemic racism that adversely affects not only patient and family experiences but also long-term health outcomes for Indigenous peoples. The report, In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care, concludes that this problem is widely acknowledged by many who work in the system, including those in leadership positions. The report makes 24 recommendations to address what is a systemic problem, deeply rooted in colonialism. [from BC Ministry of Health press release Nov. 30, 2020]
Part 1: Addressing racism review full report, Nov 2020.
Part 2: Data report (240 pages) Dec 2020 (available Feb 2021)
Short version of report is available at: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/app/uploads/sites/613/2020/11/In-Plain-Sight-Summary-Report.pdf
This HealthCareCAN Report discusses critical issues facing Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and the role that Canadian health leaders play in helping to close the health gap. It also presents wise practices for health leaders and organizations to address the health-related Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) based on a literature review, interviews with key stakeholders, and case studies of several health care organizations. The term “wise practices” is widely used in Indigenous contexts to describe locally appropriate Indigenous actions that contribute to sustainable and equitable conditions.
On January 22, 1979, an 11-yr-old Native girl died of a ruptured appendix in an Alert Bay, B.C. hospital. The events that followed are chronicled here by Dara Culhane Speck, a member by marriage of the Nimpkish Indian Band in Alert Bay. She has relied mainly on interviews, anecdotes and public records to describe how this small, isolated Native community took on the local hospital, the [BC] College of Physicians and Surgeons, provincial and federal ministries of health and national media, because their private tragedy held implications that reached far beyond one child, one physician, one town and even one century. [from back cover]