Course dates: May 15 to August 31, 2020
All Health Professionals: $300 + GST
Full-time Students/Residents: $250 + GST (proof of enrollment required)
The content was designed from an Indigenous world view, delivered through the voices and stories of Indigenous community members and scholars. Health care practitioners who complete the course will have the knowledge, skills
We have chosen to deliver this course through the voices and stories of leaders in Indigenous health care. You will be taken on a journey of personal reflection while exploring the experiences of Indigenous peoples – both past and present – that negatively impact their health and well-being as individuals and as communities.
- Personal Reflection, Indigenous World View, and How These Affect Health Care
- How the Past Informs the Present (Access and Health Care Governance Issues)
- Culturally Responsive Care: The Challenge of Finding Middle Ground
The course is suitable for health care professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, clinicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, pharmacists
This online course is self-directed. Participants are expected to complete the online modules at their own pace, within their registered twelve-week session.
Through your participation in the course, you will be able to:
- Describe how ‘cultural genocide’ led to intergenerational trauma that impacts the health and wellness of Indigenous peoples
- Identify how the current health disparities faced by Indigenous peoples have their roots in their historical and current institutional experiences
- Explain how reclaiming Indigenous culture and beliefs may allow for healing
- Describe how the current environment contributes to health disparities
- Develop communication strategies that create and enhance culturally respectful health care
Course Modules and Topics
Module 1 - PERSONAL REFLECTION INDIGENOUS WORLD VIEW AND HOW THESE AFFECT HEALTH CARE
Topic 1: The Influence of Personal Beliefs on Providing Patient Care
Topic 2: Intergenerational Trauma – Racism in Health Care
Topic 3: Relationship Building and Communication Strategies to Enhance Cultural Safety
Module 2 - CULTURAL SAFETY: HOW THE PAST INFORMS THE PRESENT (ACCESS AND HEALTH CARE GOVERNANCE ISSUES)
Topic 4: Access to Care
Topic 5: Residential Schools and Intergenerational Trauma
Topic 6: What is Cultural Safety?
Module 3 - CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CARE: THE CHALLENGE OF FINDING MIDDLE GROUND
Topic 7: What are Culturally Responsive Health Care Environments?
Topic 8: Creating a Culturally Responsive Care Plan
Community based fact sheets developed by Dr. Carrie Bourassa and Morning Star Lodge in Regina.
Further resources can be found at: https://news.usask.ca/articles/research/2020/morning-star-lodge-and-usask-health-research-leader-launch-protecting-our-home-fires-strategy-for-covid-19-prevention.php