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Brown Bag Lunch – How Creating a Safe Space for Cultural Safety Conversations Can Bring About Innovative Ideas and Inform Change

September 24 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Everyone is invited to attend the Brown Bag Lunch Session on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 12:15pm-1:00pm via WebEx only.

We are delighted to have Victoria Carter, RD, MA, Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Royal Roads University and Semiguul (Fanny Nelson), Elder, present on:

How Creating a Safe Space for Cultural Safety Conversations Can Bring About Innovative Ideas and Inform Change:

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action (2015), the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the signing of the Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility by BC health authorities in 2015, all call for partnership and engagement with Indigenous peoples. This Master’s research project explored how creating spaces for partnerships and conversations about cultural safety may bring about innovative ideas and inform change in healthcare services. This study convened dialogues regarding perceptions of cultural safety within a northern BC Emergency Department. Results from these dialogues suggest that through interweaving Indigenous and Western “ways of seeing”, diverse views can come together respectfully, common understanding can grow, and collaborative ideas can emerge.

The findings of this project highlight insights and practical applications. This project set out to demonstrate how conversations about cultural safety might move from the abstract and theoretical, to the concrete. In the words of a sharing circle member, “We have to work together and to do that we have to understand each other much better”. An advisory committee member to this project stated, “science and research needs more of this – more mindfulness, heart and compassion”.

This presentation will share suggestions that emerged from this Masters research project.

How to attend: (virtual session only)

By WebEx (video only)/Please use Google Chrome:

By teleconference (audio only):

  • 1-877-385-4099
  • Passcode: 8353420#

**If you would like to present at an upcoming Brown Bag Lunch, please Fill out the Form.

**These education sessions are accredited!  Physicians are now eligible for Mainpro+ and MOC Section 1 credits.  Please ensure to sign in at each session in order for the CME program to provide you with a certificate of attendance.

Please visit our site for more Brown Bag information and upcoming sessions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Written by Irina Apostu