You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

An Rx against racist behaviour in Alberta emergency departments – Folio

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202329 Views

March 24, 2023

After years of studying systemic racism in hospital emergency care, a team of researchers and First Nations organizations will create ways to ensure all patients are treated equitably and with dignity.

For the last six years, First Nations organizations have supported a team of researchers including Bonnie Healy and Patrick McLane to study the quality of care for First Nations members in Alberta’s emergency departments. The results demonstrate systemic racism in emergency care.

Now, eight First Nations organizations are ready to launch the critical next phase of their work to create an anti-racism intervention that will ensure patients needing help will be treated equitably and with dignity. The Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre, Blackfoot Confederacy Tribal Council, Stoney Nakoda Tsuut’ina Tribal Council, Bigstone Health Commission, Maskwacis Health Services, Paul First Nation Health Services, Yellowhead Tribal Council, and Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council are supporting the work.

The project, made possible by a $1.75-million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, will create several partnerships between Alberta emergency departments and Indigenous organizations, says McLane, an adjunct associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and assistant scientific director of Alberta Health Services’ Emergency Strategic Clinical Network.

Read More:

Send To Friend Email Print Story

Comments are closed.

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More