Inter-professional Indigenous Health Education Session #1 - Working Together in Health Systems Leadership

Schedule

Start 4 March, 2020, 9 AM

End 12 PM

Location

March 4th 2020: Blue Room (1B18) – 299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4M4

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Contact Info

For any questions, please email Alex Lee

Phone: 905 525 9140 ext. 22340

E-Mail: leeays@mcmaster.ca

Website


Information about the Sessions (Please note that you only need to attend one session):

Session One:
Time: Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, from 9:00 to 12:00 p.m
Location: Blue Room (1B18) – 299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4M4
Instructor: Dr. Jillian Roberge
Map:Click here to download the map to the Blue Room

Session Two:
Time: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m
Location: Peter George Centre for Learning Room B138 – 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8
Instructor: Dr. Jillian Roberge
Map: Click here to view the location of Peter George Centre for Learning

Session Three:
Time: Wednesday, May 13th, 2020, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
Location: HSC 1A1– 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5
Instructor: Dr. Jillian Roberge
Map: Click here to download the HSC Floor Plan


Background Information
:

McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) provides health professional education for multiple disciplines, including medicine, nursing, rehabilitation science, midwifery, physician assistant, and various graduate and undergraduate programs. As future healthcare practitioners, educators, and role models, it is essential for all FHS students to learn and understand how to provide culturally safe care to Indigenous populations in Ontario. 

Currently, through the Indigenous Health Initiative (IHI), the Faculty of Health Sciences is working collaboratively with internal stakeholders and community members to develop comprehensive strategic plans with the overall goal of responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Final Report Calls to Action. One of the strategic priorities identified by the IHI Education and Curriculum Working Group is the need to increase the Faculty’s capacity to teach students about Indigenous health and well-being.

To ensure that all health professional students are educated about Indigenous Health and well-being, the Education and Curriculum Working Group proposed the development of comprehensive Inter-professional Indigenous Health Education Sessions in the academic year 2019/2020.

The purpose of the Inter-professional Indigenous Health Education Sessions are as follows:

  1. To meet the education and curriculum needs of various FHS programs for the academic year 2019/2020
  2. To ensure that all FHS students are educated about Indigenous health and well-being
  3. To relive the burden for existing Indigenous faculty


Learning Objectives of the Inter-professional
Indigenous Health Education Sessions:

  1. Identify and build awareness about the socio-political context and the disproportionate impacts on the health of Indigenous Peoples, and solutions to address them;
  2. Identify principles of engagement with Indigenous Peoples and role of allyship;
  3. Identify strategies to promote social justice and health equity;
  4. Identify opportunities for inter-professional collaboration in fostering health equity for Indigenous peoples


Pre-session readings and questionnaire (Please ensure that you read and complete the following items three days prior to the session)
:

  1. First Peoples, Second Class Treatment: The role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada (Summary) by Dr. Billie Allan and Dr. Janet Smylie
  2. Colonization Road aired on CBC
  3. Pre-session Reflection Questionnaire 


Attendance registration link
:

  1. Attendance check

 

Post-session reflection Questionnaire (Please ensure that you complete this by March 10th 2020):

  1. Post-session Reflection Questionnaire