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ONLINE COURSE - Promoting Cultural Safety in Your Practice

The Introduction to Cultural Safety Training course provides social and historical context of the structural and institutionalized inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples contributing to Indigenous health disparities.
ONLINE COURSE - Promoting Cultural Safety in Your Practice

Course Description

The Introduction to Cultural Safety Training course provides social and historical context of the structural and institutionalized inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples contributing to Indigenous health disparities.

As Kinesiologists practicing with a highly diverse and multi-cultural population on Turtle Island, patient-practitioner relationships must be culturally safe, especially when working with Indigenous peoples and communities. This course will explore Indigenous conceptualizations of health and wellness with reference to cultural safety and its relevance to your practice. The lecture will introduce the concept of cultural safety and strategies for applying it.

The course will encourage transformative thinking through guided reflection, discussion, and planning for action to create culturally safe patient-practitioner relationships and environments.

Online lectures + 3 Live Sessions

About the Instructor

Brittany McBeath is a Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawk) woman of mixed ancestry with roots in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University. Brittany’s research and teaching experience focus on community-based health promotion and type 2 diabetes prevention within Indigenous communities.

Through her scholarship Brittany seeks to examine the colonial history, policy implementation, and systematic processes that create power imbalances and reclaim Indigenous knowledge, language and culture to develop solutions that address health inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island. Brittany holds a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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