BREAKOUT SESSIONS - before lunch
· Accessing Online Professional Development Courses
Melissa Spence, RN, BN, Michelle Monkman, RN, BN
The presentation will provide nurses an opportunity to learn about the Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program and a web-based learning program @YourSide Colleague® (aYSC). aYSC offers around-the-clock access to 14 self-directed on-line professional development courses that reflect the latest evidence and best practices in e-learning and health care. The courses are available at no cost to health care providers working in or for First Nations. A preview of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program website, @YourSide Colleague and instructions on how to gain an account will also be provided.
· Working with Fathers: Examining Practice…Creating Change
Rena Kim, RN BScN, CCHN(C)
This session is interactive, allowing workers, organizations, or networks of services to provide more effective programs/service delivery to men and families. The session explores the importance of the fathers’ role in family services and how program/service delivery can engage and support this opportunity.
· Current practice/service delivery around father engagement
· Strategies and interventions that can be delivered in order to appeal to fathers and male caregivers.
· Overview of Focus On Fathers, a support and parenting program
· Create excitement around father engagement that can make a difference in their communities.
· Recruitment of Indigenous Nursing Students
Culturally sensitive curriculum will also be of content as to how this affects learning circles.
Lastly, we will explore the differences between on-reserve and off-reserve Indigenous Nursing students’ experiences with their Faculty, access to their Indigenous/Aboriginal resources centres, and the support received by their funding programs.
Many individuals attending the conference provide several areas of support in academia for students. It is everyone’s responsibility to create culturally safe and culturally appropriate spaces for our Indigenous students throughout their academic journey.
· Reconciliation in Action: Indigenous Land-based Traditional Medicine Curriculum Development
Pepper Pritty, RN BN
The Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action require that Indigenous people have access to traditional healing. However, even if a modest portion of the Indigenous population requested traditional care, the health system would struggle to meet the demand. Indigenous nurses are well positioned to care for Indigenous people, and to practice traditional medicine; however, increased access to land-based knowledge is required to support traditional medicine practice.
The current mainstream treatment options in Canada that are supported by institutionally regulated standards of practice are dominated by western medicine approaches. In recent years however, there has been a resurgence of interest and desire to reclaim this traditional knowledge and promote the healing teachings of land-based interventions that are rooted in the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the environment. This workshop explores Indigenous Traditional Medicine Curriculum development with a focus on land-based knowledge to reclaim cultural teachings that have the potential to advance Indigenous health equity in Canada. This workshop is delivered in the spirit of reconciliation between Indigenous and settlers welcomes both Indigenous nurses and their non-Indigenous allies. Introduction to traditional ceremonies, medicines and language will be touched on, and no previous knowledge is required.
2:45pm – 3:45pm
BREAKOUT SESSIONS - after lunch
Are Healthcare Providers Understanding
Their Facilitative and Supportive Role During End of Life Care?
The objectives of this Workshop are:
· To describe end-of-life issues and concerns of Indigenous patients, families and communities
· To identify challenges in providing culturally appropriate and safe nursing care to Indigenous patients, families and communities at end-of-life
· To provide results from research in Ontario that identified preferences in care and places of death for Indigenous patients during end-of-life care
· To create an opportunity for open dialogue about the role of nurses in providing end-of-life care to Indigenous patients, families and communities
This workshop will provide a culturally appropriate and safe space for open dialogue about end-of-life issues and concerns in the nursing care of Indigenous patients, families and communities. Beginning with a short video presentation on Elder/Knowledge Holder perspectives of end-of-life issues for Indigenous people, CINA President and Traditional Practitioner Lea Bill will then provide a short presentation on Indigenous Nurse perspectives in facilitating and supporting the end-of-life journey of Indigenous patients. This will include stories and experiences relevant to end-of-life nursing care with Indigenous people.
Research Scientist and CINA Research Committee Chair, Angeline Letendre will briefly discuss the results of a CINA research partnership and study that examined the preferences of Indigenous people in Ontario in relation to places of care and places of death. In closing, the workshop will facilitate an open dialogue with participants to answer questions such as: What are the differences in managing or saving life during nursing care to Indigenous patients at end of life? What are the often missed opportunities for reciprocity in the nurse-patient relationship during end-of-life care and end-of-life care experiences?
· Addressing Opioid and other Addictions
Juanita Rickard, BScN RN
Salt in a
Pepper World: Working Interculturally in Indigenous Nursing
Participants will be engaged as the subject matter is current, and it reflects current lived experiences and wise practices when working with Indigenous peoples in Canada. Key take-aways are knowledge, passion, and new perspectives on what it is like being an outsider, with privilege, working with Indigenous students, families, groups and communities.
Nursing Mentorship & Cultural Safety for Nursing Education