18 Jan Health Promotion Seminar Series: Cultural Safety

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this seminar nurses will have an increased understanding of:

  • Cultural safety education and how it applies to nursing practice with Aboriginal clients
  • The history of the residential school system and its impact on Aboriginal communities
  • The concept of intergenerational trauma
  • The importance of relationship building with Aboriginal clients and communities

Speaker Biography:

Pamela Walker has been working at the University of Toronto since 2009, as a Lecturer at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. She graduated with a BScN in 1989, and returned to the faculty of nursing 20 years later, having focused her career as a community health nurse in Aboriginal communities of coastal British Columbia. She teaches community health nursing in the undergraduate program, and coordinates a seminar series for senior students who do their final practicum in Aboriginal communities across Canada. She obtained her M.Ed. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, at the University of Toronto, in 2009. As an educator, she is interested in preparing nursing students to work with Aboriginal communities, and more broadly in what nursing students need to know to be able to collaborate with communities and promote equity in health after they graduate.

Event Poster

Access to this seminar is via webcast. Please go to the CHNIG Events Calendar at here under January 19, 2012 and click on the link to view the presentation. The link will be available starting at 12 noon on Jan. 19, 2012 and will be left open for up to one year. Certificates are available through the de Souza Institute upon completion of this seminar.