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two hands joinedAn event March 27 will foster cultural competency in palliative care for First Nations peoples.

Presentation to promote positive palliative care for First Nations peoples

Fostering a positive palliative care experience for Indigenous peoples within Canadian health care systems is the focus of an upcoming talk in the Faculty of Nursing.

“Promoting Palliative Care Cultural Competency within the Circle of Life” will deal with the beliefs, practices, protocols, and preferences among First Nations peoples in Canada. The featured speakers are Anishinaabeg Elder Mona Stonefish and Audrey Logan, Delaware, Moravian-of-the-Thames First Nation.

The goal is to promote an exchange of knowledge between First Nations and non-First Nations peoples, said Heather Krohn, who together with fellow nursing professor Laurie Freeman received a grant through law professor Donna Marie Eansor’s Teaching Leadership Chair Program to put on the presentation.

“This may be of interest to all faculty, staff and students,” Dr. Krohn said.

The presentation will touch on the everyday life experience of First Nations peoples in Canada, their vision of health care provision within the circle of life, the challenges Indigenous peoples often experience as patients within mainstream health care systems, and accommodations health care providers may be asked to make when caring for First Nations patients and families.

The presentation takes place on Wednesday, March 27, from 4 to 6:45 p.m. in room 204, Toldo Health Education Centre. Find more information on the Windsor Law website.

─Sarah Sacheli

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