Health Arts Research Centre and Aboriginal Health, Northern Health Co-Present at the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council Quality Forum 2017 in Vancouver

Dr. Sarah de Leeuw and Charis Alderfer-Mumma join David Loewen, Community Engagement, Education, and Evaluation Lead for Aboriginal Health, NH, to take part in the March 1, 2017 pre-Forum session: Best of Both Worlds: Dimensions of Quality, Indigenous Perspectives.

BC Patient Safety and Quality Council is partnering with the First Nations Health Authority in offering a full-day session on Indigenous health and cultural safety. The session explores the question of how western health care systems can incorporate Indigenous concepts of health and wellness into their quality frameworks and brings together health care clients and Indigenous and non-Indigenous people working in health care for a deep conversation on what quality means for Indigenous people.

The HARC and NH team will be leading the break-out session It Starts with Me: Tools and Resources for Self Reflection, Change and Transformation, which will focus on developing effective partnerships and increasing cultural safety by using critical self reflexivity. This hands-on, interactive session will explore tools and resources that can be leveraged to foster change and transformation, as well as examine and apply strategies for self-reflection designed to guide participants’ growth as they work toward advancing Indigenous health and wellness. Participants will have an opportunity to practice reflective writing and artmaking as they assemble and use their own books.

How to bind your own book: Tutorial video 1Tutorial video 2