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Course runs October 1, 2016 and extended to January 31, 2017. 

Registration is now closed. If you would like to be added to our waiting list please CLICK HERE to fill in an Information request form. We will send you the details on the next iteration early in the new year.

REGISTRATION FEES

All Health Professionals: $575 + GST
Full-time Students/Residents:  $350 + GST (proof of enrollment required)
Group Rate Discount Rate: $510 + GST is available for groups of 10 or more.  To arrange please contact Darlene at conference.events@usask.ca or 306-966-5539.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is a collaborative project developed by the Division of Continuing Medical Education, College of Medicine, and Continuing Physical Therapy Education, University of Saskatchewan, with assistance from the Canadian Medical Protective Association. The content was created by Indigenous community members and scholars, some of whom are the on-line instructors. It is designed from an indigenous world view, delivered through the voices and stories of leaders in Indigenous health care. Upon completion, health care practitioners will be equipped with the knowledge and insights to employ an interdisciplinary approach in understanding and supporting indigenous patients.


We have chosen to deliver this course through the voices and stories of leaders in Indigenous health care. You will be taken on a journey of personal reflection while exploring the experiences of Indigenous peoples – both past and present – that negatively impact their health and well-being as individuals and as communities.

  • Personal Reflection, Indigenous World View, and How These Affect Health Care
  • How the Past Informs the Present (Access and Health Care Governance Issues)
  • Culturally Responsive Care: The Challenge of Finding Middle Ground

TARGET AUDIENCE

The course is suitable for health care professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, clinicians, physical therapists, etc.) who directly support indigenous people as part of their patient population. Enrollment is open to health care practitioners across Canada.

ACCREDITATION

Family Physicians:

This Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Division of Continuing Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan for up to 25 Mainpro+ credits.

Specialists:

This Online Course, developed by the Division of Continuing Physical Therapy Education and the Division of Continuing Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, is a formal course as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Formal courses are included under Section 2 of the MOC Program. Participants may record 25 credits for this program.


Other Health Professionals:

Participation in this course may be included as part of the continuing education and competence programs established by individual professional associations

TIME/DATE/LOCATION

This online course is self-directed. Participants are expected to complete the online modules at their own pace, within their registered twelve-week session. Sessions will be available to commence on October 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017. Access will cease on January 31, 2017.


COURSE CONTACTS

Dan Mittelholtz • dan.mittelholtz@usask.ca • 306-966-7791
Stacey Lovo Grona • stacey.lovogrona@usask.ca • 306-966-7473


Faculty

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Course Content

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Through your participation in the course, you will be able to:

•    Describe how ‘cultural genocide’ led to intergenerational trauma that impacts the health and wellness of Indigenous peoples

•    Identify how the current health disparities faced by Indigenous peoples have their roots in their historical and current institutional experiences

•    Explain how reclaiming Indigenous culture and beliefs may allow for healing

•    Describe how the current environment contributes to health disparities

•    Develop communication strategies that create and enhance culturally respectful health care

COURSE MODULES AND TOPICS

Module 1 - PERSONAL REFLECTION INDIGENOUS WORLD VIEW AND HOW THESE AFFECT HEALTH CARE

Topic 1: The Influence of Personal Beliefs on Providing Patient Care
Topic 2: Intergenerational Trauma – Racism in Health Care
Topic 3: Relationship Building and Communication Strategies to Enhance Cultural Safety

Module 2 - CULTURAL SAFETY: HOW THE PAST INFORMS THE PRESENT (ACCESS AND HEALTH CARE GOVERNANCE ISSUES)

Topic 4: Access to Care
Topic 5: Residential Schools and Intergenerational Trauma
Topic 6: What is Cultural Safety?

Module 3 - CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CARE: THE CHALLENGE OF FINDING MIDDLE GROUND

Topic 7: What are Culturally Responsive Health Care Environments?
Topic 8: Creating a Culturally Responsive Care Plan

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