First Nations, Mi’kmaq-led research leads to cultural safety curriculum for clinicians – Port Hawkesbury Reporter

HALIFAX: A research project out of the IWK offers health care providers an opportunity to learn from Indigenous Peoples about working in a health partnership and creating a culturally safe environment.

“To Know Better is to Do Better: Translating Indigenous Knowledge to Health Practice” draws from nearly 15 years of community engagement, relationship-building, research, and validation with the Mi’kmaq and their health leadership teams, press release from the IWK states.

“It is critical that folks who provide care also understand why implementing Indigenous worldview into cultural safety is part of improving care for Indigenous People,” says John Sylliboy, Co-Principal investigator, and a L’nu Educator and Researcher. “Improving care practices for Indigenous People, improves their health.”

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