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- Panel Discussion on Creating an Indigenous Elders-Led “Patient Medical Home” Healing Centre in the Downtown Eastside
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Overview: Join us with the UBC Learning Circle in our conversation with Jennifer Dehoney, Elder Roberta Price and Dr. David Tu for a panel discussion on creating an Indigenous Elders-led “Patient Medical Home” Healing Centre in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver.
This panel discussion will be co-led by an Indigenous Elder, an Indigenous Physiotherapist, and a non-Indigenous Family Physician. Attendees will participate in a Coast Salish welcoming and closing ceremony. This session will explore the structural deficiencies in the current primary care system for Indigenous peoples, the potential benefits and challenges of partnering with Indigenous Elders within primary care teams, and a promising model of care for Indigenous Elder-led primary care.
Topics of Conversation:
- Why do we need a change in the structure of the primary care system for Indigenous peoples?
- How can we “bring to life” the Truth and Reconciliation’s Commission’s 22nd Call to action in Health — to bring Indigenous healing practices and Indigenous Elders & Healers into the Canadian health-care system?
- What is a “Patient Medical Home” and can this model work for Indigenous Elders & Healers?
Everyone welcome to participate:
|**Registrations for this session are now closed**|
About our Presenters:
Elder Roberta Price, is of the Snuneymuxw and Cowichan First Nations has worked tirelessly over the past three decades to educate and raise awareness about issues affecting First Nations people in a positive, informative, and productive manner. She does this by working as a First Nations educator, sharing her traditional knowledge in schools, within the community, and with First Nations people.
Healing is something Roberta is familiar with as she recalls a very painful childhood survived in foster care. Feeling isolated and separated from her culture took a toll on her. Today, she has “risen up” and is completely devoted to being an agent of positive change. The mother of four and grandmother of eight shared for the longest time, she thought she was doing the work for her children, but now realizes it’s for her grandchildren. She’s involved in many communities in the lower mainland. She’s member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Association of First Nations Women, involved in hospitals, she’s a VIP in Vancouver Native Health Society. As well she’s been involved with the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health for numerous years presenting with the UBC Learning Circle and teaching Cultural Competency and Humility with the upcoming medical students in the IHHS 408 program.
Jennifer Dehoney, BHK, BSc.(PT), is a member of the Missanabie Cree First Nation. She is a certified Health & Wellness Coach with a special interest in supporting women around maintaining wellness in the context of caregiving roles – especially when caring for children who have been adopted, fostered or who have extra needs. She has previously worked as a pediatric physiotherapist in Saskatoon, Toronto and with two Dene communities in northern Saskatchewan. Jennifer spent 3-years coordinating the Mmmooooooke Na Sii Yea Yeaaa (All my Relations) Program at Vancouver Native Health Society in the Downtown Eastside — a partnership model of care between Indigenous Elders and Western-trained clinicians. She now works as a consultant for the Aboriginal Health team at Vancouver Coastal Health as an Indigenous Cultural Safety Facilitator and with the Huu-ay-aht First Nation. She is on the board of the Urban Indigenous Health and Healing Cooperative.
Dr. David Tu, MD, CCFP is a Canadian Family Physician with a clinical focus on inner-city medicine, and research interests in Indigenous Peoples Health, HIV, Hepatitis C and Depression. On April 22, 2018 Dr. Tu won the AccolAIDS Awards in honour of the extraordinary achievement and dedication responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in British Columbia.
He currently works as a clinician for the Vancouver Native Health Society Clinic and the UBC Aboriginal Family Practice Residency Stream. Dr. Tu is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columba’s Department of Family Practice. His current research has focuses on the development and effectiveness of partnership models of care between Traditional Indigenous and Modern health care practices.
DISCLAIMER: Due to the sensitive subject matter and stories shared during the UBC Learning Circle sessions participants may become triggered. Please ensure you have prepared a support system for yourself in advance in which you may have easy access to. This could mean an Elder, trusted mentor/family/friend, Counsellor and/or crisis contact number.
Please contact the 24 Hour KUU-US Crisis Line at 1-800-588-8717 if you require emotional support. KUU-US services are for First Nations, by First Nations – all crisis response personnel are certified and trained in Indigenous cultural safety. Or call the BC Crises Centre at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)..