The objective of this 1.5 hour webinar on October 20, 2022 was to learn about cultural safety & humility principles and applying them to the Community Action Teams, including reviewing the resource ‘Culturally Safe Engagement: What Matters to Indigenous Patient Partners’. We also heard about Indigenous engagement with speakers from KANDU. Check out the available resources on Culturally Safe Engagement below to learn more.
Culturally Safe Engagement: What Matters to Indigenous Patient Partners Resources
Our Patient and Public Engagement Team hosted an event centred around “What Matters to You in Indigenous Culturally Safe Patient Engagements?”, where Indigenous patient partners shared about what makes them feel comfortable and safe during engagements. From these meaningful discussions, eight key principles emerged along with a series of recommended actions to help and encourage health care partners to provide culturally safe patient engagement opportunities. The eight principles of culturally safe engagement are: awareness and understanding, learning and education, build relationships, prepare, kindness and empathy, respect, value and listen. View the full learning series here.
- Webinar: Health care services improve when health care and patient partners learn from one another and tap into the power of working together. This webinar shares the most important things to consider when starting out as a health care – patient partner team. The learning objectives of this webinar were:
- Consider key factors for the culturally safe and appropriate facilitation of patient engagement.
- Apply specific actions to improve Indigenous relationship-building and support cultural safety in Indigenous patient engagement.
- Locate and understand how to utilize the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council’s new resources on culturally safe engagement.
- Companion Guide: This guide to creating culturally safe engagements was created from the voices of Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) patient partners.
- Pamphlet: This pamphlet serves as an at-a-glance version of the Companion Guide above.
Small Group Discussion Notes – October 20, 2022
Breakout Group Discussion
Currently, what does Indigenous engagement look like in your CAT or organization? And where do you see opportunity for improvement?