First Nations and Indigenous people have the right to access a health system that is free from discrimination in their own lands and territories, as well as to feel safe and cared for when receiving health services. They deserve to be treated with respect and have their concerns taken seriously.
The BCCFP acknowledges the harm and pain caused to Indigenous people and their communities as a result of systemic racism and discrimination within our healthcare system. We believe that family physicians have a role to play in reconciling past and present injustices.
In November 2019, the BCCFP signed the BC First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility The signing signals a shared intention to advance Cultural Safety and Humility among family physicians involved in the delivery of health services to First Nations and Indigenous Populations in BC.
Resources and activities to support you in practising cultural safety and humility
**BCCFP members can join BCCFP’s Indigenous Physician Lead, Dr. Rebekah Eatmon, for a webinar series aimed at deepening family physicians’ understanding of cultural safety and humility.
- Camosun College: TELŦIN TŦE WILNEW (TTW)
- Carrier Sekani Family Services: Nowh Guna'/Our Way Carrier Cultural Competency Training
- Island Health Cultural Safety Training: For the Next Seven Generations – for the Children
- Royal Roads: INDS400- Global perspectives on Indigenous ways of knowing
- UBC Indigenous Health modules
- University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada
- In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in BC Health Care
- BCCFP guide: Practising Cultural Safety and Humility in the Response to COVID-19
- American Journal of Public Health: Implicit Racial/Ethnic Bias Among Health Care Professionals and Its Influence on Health Care Outcomes: A Systematic Review
- BC Provincial Mental Health and Substance Use Planning Council: Trauma-Informed Practice Guide (2013)
- BMC Medical Ethics: Implicit bias in healthcare professionals: a systematic review
- BMJ: A cross-sectional analysis of the relationship between diabetes and health access barriers in an urban First Nations population in Canada
- Canadian Journal of Diabetes: Exploring Canadian Physicians' Experiences With Type 2 Diabetes Care for Adult Indigenous Patients
- CFPC: CanMEDS–Family Medicine Indigenous Health Supplement
- Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: Addressing Implicit Bias to Improve Cross-cultural Care
- First Peoples, Second Class Treatment – a discussion paper on the role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
- FNHA: Resources for Academics Interested in First Nations Research
- Saad, L. F. (2018). Me and white supremacy: Combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor. Napreville, IL: Sourcebooks.
- UBC: Cultural Safety Mindfulness During a Pandemic
- Vancouver Coastal Health Aboriginal Cultural Practices: A Guide for Physicians and Allied Health Care Professionals
- Best Start Resource Centre: Open hearts, open minds: Services that are inclusive of First Nations, Metis and Inuit families
- EQUIP Health Care: Toolkit for equity-oriented care
- National Collaborating Center for Determinants of Health: Let's talk about racism and health equity
- Northern Health Indigenous Health: Local Cultural Resources
- BC Patient Safety and Quality Council (BCPSQC): Cultural Safety and Humility webinar series
- Equity in Medicine 2021 conference recordings
- First Nations Health Authority: Cultural Safety and Humility webinar series
- Indigenous Cultural Safety Collaborative Learning Series: Critical Race Theory and its Implication for Indigenous Cultural Safety
- Northern Health and National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health: Cultural Safety for Indigenous Peoples: A Determinant of Health
- Marcia Anderson’s Ted-X talk: Indigenous Knowledge to Close Gaps in Indigenous Health.
- UBC Cultural Safety Resources
Visit the anti-racism section of our website for further resources