USask medical students receive free access to Indigenous wellness learning course

December 10, 2020
Thanks to support from the Canadian Medical Association and the Saskatchewan Medical Association, fourth-year medical students at the University of Saskatchewan will be able to take part in a nationally recognized Indigenous wellness course for free. The Role of Practitioners in Indigenous Wellness was developed by Indigenous community members and scholars to equip health care providers with the knowledge and insight needed to understand and support their Indigenous patients. “Conceptually, this course is designed to move mainstream health practitioners into a ‘middle ground’ space through increased cultural awareness and understanding,” explained FSIN Vice Chief David Pratt, “and from this place of understanding, have individuals and work units commit to meaningful, culturally responsive changes that will make their workplace more culturally respectful and safe for Indigenous people.” Newswire (SK)