Chaos: A Visual Narrative of Colonialism and Informed Consent

Speaker: Lisa Boivin

Where: 209 Victoria, room 136, venue is wheelchair accessible

When: July 10th, 12 – 1:30 pm

Register: Space is limited. Email centrelist@smh.ca to register.

Details: With advancements and innovations in health care delivery, arts-based methodologies have been used as a pedagogical strategy to encourage health care professionals to be more reflexive in their clinical practice. This presentation will offer a visual module of Canada’s colonial history and demonstrate how it impacts clinical relationships today. Paintings will be presented to explicate Indigenous experience, perspectives and identity. This will provide a visual overview of how colonialism impedes the process of informed consent between health care professional and Indigenous patients.

Speaker bio: Lisa Boivin is a member of the Deninu Kue First Nation in Northwest Territories. She is an interdisciplinary artist and a health care educator. Lisa is a PhD student at Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. She is writing and painting an arts-based thesis on Indigenous perspectives of wellness and the disabling effects of colonialism. Lisa strives to humanize clinical medicine as she situates her art-based practice in the Indigenous continuum of passing knowledge through images.


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