This course is a collaborative project developed by the Division of Continuing Medical Education, College of Medicine, and the School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan, with assistance from the Canadian Medical Protective Association. The content was created by Indigenous community members and scholars, some of whom are the on-line instructors. It is designed from an indigenous world view, delivered through the voices and stories of leaders in Indigenous health care. Upon completion, health care practitioners will be equipped with the knowledge and insights to employ an interdisciplinary approach in understanding and supporting indigenous patients.
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, etc.) who directly support indigenous people as part of their patient population. Enrollment is open to health care practitioners across Canada.
This online course is self-directed. Participants are expected to complete the online modules at their own pace, within their registered twelve-week session. Sessions will be available to commence on October 15,
Please note that registration for the next iteration of this course is open now!
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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
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Continuing Medical Education Division, University of Saskatchewan. You may claim a maximum of 2.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
Participants are reminded that the 11 hours of video presentations are a valuable source of Section 2 Credits in the MOC framework-Self-Learning. Video, audio or Podcast learning activities can be claimed for 0.5 credits per activity.
Learners are reminded to document their learning in MAINPORT. Click the link provided to be taken to the MAINPORT site.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada: This one-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Medical Education Division, University of Saskatchewan for up to 25 Mainpro+ credits.
Learners are reminded to document their learning in Mainpro+®. Click the link provided to be taken to the Mainpro+® site.
Any questions concerning accreditation can be directed to:
Molly Campbell or Emily Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org