The Indigenous IAT will be used in conjunction with other evaluation tools, such as Indigenous standardized patients (i.e. Indigenous community members who are trained to portray patients in simulated clinical scenarios for the purpose of evaluating the skills and competencies of clinicians) before, during, and after the trial to explore attitudes and biases along with referral and screening patterns in all three groups.
What we’re doing: Well Living House is exploring the most effective ways to deliver Indigenous Cultural Safety Training to health care providers.
Why we’re doing it: As a result of the historical and ongoing impacts of both systemic and attitudinal racism on Indigenous health and health care access in Canada, the relationship between health care professionals and Indigenous patients presents a critical, necessary, and promising juncture for intervention. We are exploring interventions that aim to motivate health care professionals to identify and address their biases towards Indigenous peoples by:
How we’re doing it
Our partners: Well Living House is collaborating with the Centre for Urban Health Solutions, clinical departments within St. Michael’s Hospital, OISE University of Toronto, the San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program, and the Ontario Indigenous Cultural Safety Program.
Action point: The findings from Reconciling Relationships will serve as new evidence for wise practices concerning the administration and evaluation of Indigenous Cultural Safety Training for health care professionals. It is anticipated that these practices will be scaled-up and adapted to diverse health settings across Canada.
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