March 4th, 2021 – Cultural Safety in Acute Care Settings with Dr. Terri Aldred, Dr. Kendall Ho and Dr. James Liu

[Special thank you to Melanie Rivers for giving us permission to use her eagle feather photograph ]

 The road to ensuring that health care is culturally safe and accessible for Indigenous people is long. While the good work and efforts of many individuals continue, contemporary examples of unsafe care still occur at an unacceptable frequency. Come join us in circle as we discuss the state of cultural safety work in acute care settings, and how are we addressing undeniable barriers for Indigenous people when accessing this care? Finally, and perhaps most importantly, how can we all move forward in a way that increases safety for Indigenous people in these spaces now, and safeguards that safety for the generations to come.

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Date: Thursday, March 4th, 2021 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am

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About the Presenters:



Dr. Terri Aldred

Terri Aldred from the Tl’Azt’En territory located north of Fort St. James. She is Lysiloo (Frog) Clan who are traditionally known as the voice of the people. She follows her mother’s and Great-Grandmother’s line Cecilia Pierre (Prince). Terri grew up in both the inner city of Prince George and on the Tachet reserve (in Lake Babine Territory) and these experiences helped motivate her to go to medical school so she could give back to her community. Terri has a Bachelor of Health Science Degree and a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Alberta. She then went on to complete the Indigenous Family Medicine residency program through the University of British Columbia. At present, Terri is the Site Director for the Indigenous Family Medicine Program, Family Physician for the Carrier Sekani Family Services Primary Care team that serve12 communities in north-central BC, the Medical Director for Primary Care for FNHA, and the Indigenous Lead for the RCcBC. Sna Chaylia.


Dr. Kendall Ho

Dr. Kendall Ho is a practicing emergency medicine specialist and lead, Digital Emergency Medicine. He was the founding Director of the eHealth Strategy Office until 2015, and was the immediate past Associate Dean of the Division of Continuing Professional Development and Knowledge Translation (CPD/KT) up until February 2008, when CPD/KT was transitioned to two units: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the eHealth Strategy Office (eHealth).

Dr. Ho is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Professional Development Committee and a collaborator with the World Health Organization eHealth Observatory.

He is the executive director of the Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation Investigative Centre (TEKTIC) interdisciplinary research team in BC and the Vice President of the International Association of Humanitarian Medicine.

Dr. Ho’s academic and research interests fall into the domain of technology enabled knowledge translation (TEKT) – the use of information technologies to accelerate the incorporation of latest health evidence into routine practice. Specific directions within TEKT include telehealth, information and communication technologies (ICT) and patient safety, ICT and public engagement, and evidence based policy translation in eHealth. He is a recipient of a number of provincial, national, and international research grants in eHealth and eLearning, and has published related papers and textbook chapters in these subjects.

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Dr. James Liu

James is an Asian settler living on traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples. He is an emergency and primary care physician with a focus on social medicine and health equity. His interest includes knowledge translation regarding health disparities and enhancing equity in emergency care. He works as a primary care physician with Carrier Sekani Family Services in delivering primary care to First Nations communities in central northern BC.



  • Indigenous Health in the Emergency Department: The Role of Implicit Bias – Post/Video Here
  • Dr. James Liu’s Twitter


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