BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

October 3, 2017 | Print Event Twitter Facebook Email

Leading with Culture in First Nations Community Contexts

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First Nations in BC have practiced traditional healing and wellness since time immemorial. Today, traditional wellness approaches have a vital role in improving overall health and wellness for First Nations. Services that are consistent with First Nations values and principles and reflect First Nations models of health and wellness are an essential attribute of quality health services. This webinar will include guest speakers and Elders from First Nations communities who will share what traditional healing and wellness means to them and what is important in delivering traditional wellness programming, as a part of providing culturally safe services for First Nations.

Virginia Peters is the Elder for the First Nations Health Directors Association and has worked in First Nations health programming since 1972. She was the Health Manager for St’ailes for many years and will speak to how her community has integrated traditional healing and wellness into their health programming. She firmly believes that culture and spirituality are the key to healing and rebuilding the strength of our families and communities. Including culture and traditional healing in to health programming is a part of providing culturally safe services for First Nations.

This is the 12th event in our year-long Cultural Safety & Humility Action Series