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Recap: Indigenous Health Round – Sept 22, 2020

On September 22, 2020, iCON and VCH Aboriginal Health hosted a virtual Indigenous health round on the topic “Why land acknowledgements are important in healthcare”. We were honoured to have Xalek’ / Sekyu Siyam, Chief Ian Campbell from the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation as our guest speaker.

This session offered an engaging discussion on the connection and importance of land acknowledgements and how they can impact health care delivery. iCON would like to wholeheartedly thank all speakers, supporters and participants.

This event was organized by VCH Aboriginal Health and UBC iCON (Department of Emergency Medicine), and supported by the BC Ministry of Health Patients as Partners Initiative and the Vancouver Physician Staff Association.

You can find a full recording of this Indigenous health round in the YouTube video above.

Recap: UBC Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds – Cultural Safety and Anti-Racism in Healthcare: How can Emergency Medicine Contribute?

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Dr. Kendall Ho and Dr. Dan Kalla co-hosted a Grand Rounds presentation within the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine. Their presentation, “Cultural Safety and Anti-Racism in Healthcare: How can Emergency Medicine Contribute?”, focused on the experiences of Indigenous peoples within the BC healthcare system, including individual experiences of racism and an overview of systemic efforts and resources for Emergency Care to create a more culturally safe and anti-racist experience for all patients.

Guest speakers at this presentation include: Elder Dennis Joseph of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, Leslie Bonshor (Executive Director, Aboriginal Health, Vancouver Coastal Health), Dr. Lindsay Farrell (Director of Indigenous Wellness Reconciliation and Partnership, Providence Health Care), Dr. David Tu (Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Family Practice), and Dr. Michael Dumont (Clinical Instructor, UBC Department of Family Practice).

A full recording of this virtual Grand Rounds can be accessed in the YouTube video above, and also in the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds Archive.

Indigenous Health Round – Sept 22, 2020

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Upcoming Session:

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 12:00-1:30pm, virtual event via Zoom
  • Topic: “Why land acknowledgements are important in healthcare”

We are pleased to announce the next virtual iCON-VCH Indigenous Health Round. We invite you to join us via the Zoom meeting platform to learn more about cultural humility through land acknowledgements and how they relate to healthcare delivery.

We are honored to have Xalek’ / Sekyu Siyam, Chief Ian Campbell from the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation as our guest to share his knowledge, insights, and teachings about the traditional, unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

To register and receive virtual meeting details, please visit:
https://learninghub.phsa.ca/Courses/23906/

This event is organized by VCH Aboriginal Health and UBC iCON (Department of Emergency Medicine), and supported by the BC Ministry of Health Patients as Partners Initiative and the Vancouver Physician Staff Association.

Recap: Indigenous Health Round - July 8, 2020

On July 8, 2020, iCON and VCH Aboriginal Health had the pleasure of hosting an Indigenous health round as a virtual event. 288 participants joined us via Zoom as we discussed Indigenous cultural safety in healthcare settings. We were honoured to host Elder Dennis Joseph and Jessica Key as our guest speakers who shared their experiences and insights. Elder Dennis Joseph belongs to the Squamish Nation; Jessica Key is a registered nurse and a citizen of the Musgamaugw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation.

iCON would like to wholeheartedly thank all speakers, supporters and participants. The participation of many healthcare professionals in this session continues the ongoing dialogue that is required for clinicians and patients to better understand the intricacies of cultural competency and respect. Our guest speakers and the VCH Aboriginal Health team provided invaluable insight into the areas of cultural safety and humility. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions, and speakers offered clinical tips for delivering culturally safe care.

This event was organized by VCH Aboriginal Health and UBC iCON (Department of Emergency Medicine), and supported by the BC Ministry of Health Patients as Partners Initiative and the Vancouver Physician Staff Association.

You can find a full recording of this meeting in the YouTube video above.

Indigenous Cultural Safety in Healthcare

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Upcoming Session:

  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm, virtual event via Zoom

Please join us as we discuss Indigenous Cultural Safety in practice. This one hour session will offer insights about what Indigenous cultural safety looks like within healthcare settings. We would like to invite you to consider joining us via Zoom to hear the perspectives of an Indigenous Elder, healthcare worker, and the VCH Aboriginal Health team about this topic.

If you have any questions please email aboriginalhealth@vch.ca
Please register below for remote access details.

To register, please visit:
https://learninghub.phsa.ca/Courses/23534/what-does-indigenous-cultural-safety-look-like-in-healthcare

This event is organized by the UBC iCON project, VCH Aboriginal Health, and supported by the BC Ministry of Health Patients as Partners initiative and the Vancouver Physician Staff Association (VPSA).

Indigenous Traditional Practice in Action: Insights, Tips, and Considerations

Upcoming Session:

  • September 30th, 2019 (8:30-9:30am) at Diamond Head Health Care Centre, Room #2263, Vancouver General Hospital

In this third of a series of rounds, please join us to explore the harmonization of traditional Indigenous practices in healthcare delivery settings from hospitals to primary and community care. If you have any questions please email aboriginalhealth@vch.ca.

Please register below for remote access details. To register, please visit:
https://learninghub.phsa.ca/Courses/21686/indigenous-traditional-practice-in-action-insights-tips-and-considerations-when-caring-for-indigenous-patients

Indigenous Traditional Practice in Action: Insights, Tips, and Considerations

Session:

  • June 26, 2019 (8:30-9:30am) at Diamond Head Health Care Centre, Room #2263, Vancouver General Hospital

Would you like to learn what traditional Indigenous practice is all about? How do we support patients asking for traditional Indigenous practice as part of their care in VGH or in communities? What tips and insights would be helpful when interacting with Indigenous Elders and Traditional Practitioners for optimal interprofessional collaboration for patient-centred care?

In this second of a series of rounds, please join us to explore the harmonization of traditional Indigenous practices in healthcare delivery settings from hospitals to primary and community care. If you have any questions please email aboriginalhealth@vch.ca.

Please register below for remote access details. To register, please visit:
https://learninghub.phsa.ca/Courses/20707/indigenous-traditional-practice-in-action-insights-tips-and-considerations

A Coming Together of Health Systems

Event posterThis collaboration between the UBC Faculty of Medicine Digital Emergency Medicine, First Nations Health Authority, Island Health and Vancouver Coastal Health seeks to better inform Island Health care centers about incorporating traditional medicine into everyday practice, gathering physician input and perspectives in system redesign, and optimizing the health and wellness of all patients and families.

Dialogues were held at:

  • March 19, 2018 at Si'em Lelum Gymnasium, 5574 River Rd. Duncan, BC
  • March 21, 2018 at Quinsam Centre Gymnasium, 2005 Eagle Drive, Campbell River BC.

Anticipated Outcomes:

  1. Improve participants appreciation of other perspectives, and expand their thinking of how to attain "patient-centered care" through traditional practices and acute care.
  2. Generate ideas and insight on how to best shape policies and strategies in acute care settings to facilitate access to traditional practitioners and practices for patients who request it.
  3. Establish suggestions for developing guidelines for health professionals to use when interacting with traditional practitioners.

Save the date – March 15, 2017

A Coming Together of Health Systems Workshop: A Dialogue between Traditional Practitioners, Indigenous Community members and Health Professionals

Where: Tsawout First Nation, 7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton, BC

When: March 15, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Recognizing the importance of harmonizing traditional medicine with western medicine, this workshop invites traditional practitioners, Indegenous community members, patients and caregivers, and health professionals from acute care settings to participate in an interactive half-day workshop.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please contact Jon Rabeneck (Jon.Rabeneck@fnha.ca) or Penny Cooper (Penelope.Cooper@viha.ca) to register. Registration will be open until March 13, 2017. Coffee and registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please check your email the evening before the workshop (March 14, 2017) for any updates. Refreshments and lunch will be included.

If you would like to provide any input or feedback on the content of this workshop, please contact Jon, Penny or Elizabeth Stacy (Elizabeth.S@ubc.ca).

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