New Powerpoint Presentation on Developing Culturally Sensitive and Culturally Aligned Approaches
In the summer, I mentioned in a posting a presentation that Suzanne Tough and colleagues from the Alberta Centre for Child, Family, and Community Research (ACCFCR) gave at the Canadian Public Health Association conference in June 2010. The presentation focused on strategies for improving Aboriginal child well-being and a thoughtful discussion of the possibilities that midwifery might provide for Aboriginal women.
You can now find a powerpoint presentation about this work on the ACCFCR web site entitled Promising Practices to Address Health Inequities in Aboriginal Mothers, Newborns, and Children Using Culturally Sensitive and Aligned Approaches. The authors discuss how methodological rigour does not need to be a trade off for cultural sensitivity when conducting research in this area. As well, they comment on how divergent understandings of health risk have contributed to culturally unsafe care.
The presentation as well as a number of related documents can found here.