ONLINE COURSE

Course Details

Course dates: May 15 to August 31, 2020

Course Brochure

Registration fees

All Health Professionals: $300 + GST

Full-time Students/Residents:  $250 + GST (proof of enrollment required)

Course Description

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 and insights to implement an inter-professional approach to understanding and supporting the wellness of Indigenous patients, families and communities. The final assignment will be to develop a Culturally Responsive Health Care Plan and Indigenous Communications Strategy applicable to your work-place environment.

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

Target Audience

The course is suitable for health care professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, clinicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, pharmacists etc.) who directly support indigenous people as part of their patient population. Enrollment is open to health care practitioners across Canada.

Time/Date/Location

This online course is self-directed. Participants are expected to complete the online modules at their own pace, within their registered twelve-week session. 

Learning Objectives

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