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New UBC nursing curriculum aims to teach respectful care of First Nations patients – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2015497 Views

Jun 24, 2015

Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommended nurses learn about legacy of colonialism

Nursing experts at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan School of Nursing are teaching a new generation of students about delivering culturally respectful treatment to First Nations patients.

Retired nurse Jessie Nyberg and Prof. Donna Kurtz will discuss the new curriculum at the 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges in Kelowna on Wednesday.

Nyberg, herself a Shuswap elder, says it’s important for people to understand how residential schools, the Sixties Scoop and the Indian Act affected First Nations, and resulted in intergenerational trauma.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/new-ubc-nursing-curriculum-aims-to-teach-respectful-care-of-first-nations-patients-1.3126352

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