DocTalks podcast: Putting Indigenous cultural safety into practice

January 13, 2021

In response to disturbing allegations of anti-Indigenous racism in our health care system, the BC government appointed Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond to independently conduct a review. The findings were clear: Indigenous people are continually subjected to widespread, systemic racism which often results in negative experiences at the point of care, inequitable medical treatment, physical harm, and even death. 

In this episode of DocTalks, we will speak to Indigenous family physician, Dr Terri Aldred, and Indigenous Cultural Safety Coordinator and Consultant, Len Pierre, about how we can define and understand cultural safety and the complexities of addressing this systemic problem. What steps can doctors and health care workers take to begin or continue the journey to address racism, both on an individual level and at a system-wide level? How can we measure our progress going forward?

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More resources:

San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training (PHSA)

Addressing Racism: An independent investigation into Indigenous-specific discrimination in B.C. health care