Nunavut-bound doctors now getting cultural training – Nunatsiaq News

Mar 5, 2024

Health minister calls first round of training delivered in February ‘a success’

Doctors who come to work in Nunavut are now required to receive cultural competency training, according to Health Minister John Main.

The Cultural Competency Training initiative “acknowledges the unique history and traditions of Inuit and aims to integrate those insights into a compassionate and comprehensive health care experience,” he said Monday in the legislative assembly in Iqaluit.

Main called it vitally important for doctors to have a solid understanding of Inuit culture and history when they work in the territory.

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