McMaster celebrates Indigenous Nurses Day 2019 – Daily News

May 27, 2019

“How do Indigenous nurses express our own Indigenous knowledge? How do we integrate it into our practice? How do we support our Indigenous nursing students in this work? How do Indigenous nurses capture the diversity of local Indigenous nursing knowledge in our clinical work? How can non- Indigenous leaders, allies and nurses support this work?”

These were some of the questions that panelists addressed at the Indigenous Nurses Day Celebration at McMaster University earlier this month.

These questions are important if we are to make progress on the health-related recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, says Dr. Bernice Downey, assistant professor and Indigenous Health Initiative Lead in McMaster’s School of Nursing and the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neuroscience. Downey hosted the event, which included the panel discussion (available live or via webinar), as well as presentations and speeches.

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