Join BCCFP’s Indigenous Physician Lead, Dr. Rebekah Eatmon, for a webinar series aimed at deepening family physicians’ understanding of cultural safety and humility. Through discussion, supported learning, and self-reflection, the Cultural Safety and Humility in Family Medicine Series is an opportunity to learn more about integrating cultural safety and humility in your practice and in your interactions with First Nations and Indigenous patients.

Specific webinar topics are guided by overarching program learning objectives. Over the course of the series, our aim is that all attendees will be able to:

  • describe the historical impacts of racism and inequities of the health care system on Indigenous health
  • understand what Cultural Safety is and its importance
  • describe why family physicians can’t treat all patients the same way
  • apply principles of Cultural Safety and Humility in different clinical settings (e.g. office, emergency room)
  • understand the origins and scope of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

There are 1.25 Mainpro+ credits available to registrants who attend the live webinar. This does not include the recording.

Upcoming Webinars

Dates will be announced in early 2024:

  • Cultural Safety in the ER
  • Cultural Safety in Palliative Care

Past Webinars Available on Demand:

Opioid Therapy in Indigenous Communities with Dr. Gabrielle Rabu
Dr. Rebekah Eatmon, BCCFP Indigenous Physician Lead, is joined by Dr. Elder Roberta Price and Dr. Gabrielle Rabu for an inspiring conversation on patient-centred Opioid Addictions Therapy (OAT). During this webinar, Dr. Rabu provides a suite of actionable tools to help support patients experiencing addiction in Indigenous communities.

FNHA Health & Medication Benefits for Indigenous Patients
An incredibly insightful session, opened by Dr. Elder Roberta Price, in which Dr. Rebekah Eatmon is joined by Tanya Duncan, Richard George, and Dr. Terri Aldred from the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and BC family physician Dr. Nancy MacPherson. The discussion explores specific applications of FNHA’s Plan W in the family practice/community clinic setting and how to contact FNHA staff with any questions you may have.

All resources discussed within the webinar are available here.

Contraception Coercion: How do we ensure informed, coercion-free, prior shared decision making in our busy practices? – Recording available in the Learning Vault
In the third session of the series, Dr. Rebekah Eatmon was joined by Dr. Unjali Malhotra, Medical Officer, Women’s Health – First Nations Health Authority for a discussion on contraception coercion and how family physician can help to ensure informed, coercion-free decision making related to contraception for Indigenous patients.

In Plain Sight Panel Discussion – Recording available in the Learning Vault
The second session of the series, Dr. Rebekah Eatmon was joined by Drs. Elder Roberta Price, Jane Bishop, Michael Dumont and Unjali Malhotra to reflect on In Plain Sight – Addressing Indigenous Specific Racism in B.C. Health Care and to share what it meant to them and the changes that they have, or will be making to their work in response to the report.

“Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Eatmon – Recording available in the Learning Vault
In the first session of the series, BCCFP’s Indigenous Physician Lead, Dr. Rebekah Eatmon, shared her experience as a family physician working with urban and rural Indigenous Peoples in BC. Members had the opportunity to discuss, listen, and ask questions about cultural safety and humility in an open and safe learning environment.