A New Tool to End Racism Against Indigenous Patients – The Tyee

BC’s Cultural Safety and Humility Standard will soon be employed when accrediting health-care facilities.

The First Nations Health Authority is hailing a new cultural safety and humility standard as key to ending widespread racism against Indigenous people in British Columbia’s health-care system.

The new standard, which allows for the province to accredit health-care facilities and workers based on how safe they are for Indigenous people, is the first of its kind in Canada.

“It’s a commitment to ensuring that cultural safety is upheld, not just an important and lifesaving thing to do, but because it’s the right thing to do,” said FNHA deputy chief medical officer Dr. Nel Wieman, who co-chaired the committee that developed the standard.

Read More: https://thetyee.ca/News/2022/12/08/New-Tool-To-End-Racism-Against-Indigenous-Patients/

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