Advancing Indigenous Wellness: Parallel Pathways (Chair Project)
The aim of this 5-year research program is to develop a framework for Indigenous Health Nursing that empowers nurses to provide access to traditional Indigenous wellness practices within culturally safe and secure healthcare environments. Activities will focus on identifying current and best practices, understanding barriers to cultural safety in Indigenous health care, defining a Scope of Practice for Indigenous Health Nursing, and identifying the policy, regulatory and education changes required to move towards its implementation.
Exploring the Experiences of Indigenous Nurses in the Co-creation of Nursing Indicators for Indigenous Health Nursing Framework
This project involves speaking with Indigenous nurses (LPNs, RNs, RPNs, NPs) who have or are currently serving local Indigenous communities, including First Nations, Métis, and Indigenous health organizational populations to share their nursing perspectives to inform the development of an Indigenous Health Nursing scope of practice framework.
This project is a complex partnership between Indigenous communities, research institutions and the Indigenous nurse-led research team that works across four BC post-secondary institutions. The research team will co-create innovative educational pathways and research frameworks for Indigenous Health Nursing graduate curricula, practice, and policy.