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Cultural competence for registered nurses  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39580

Details recommendations to ensure appropriate cultural competence nursing care for Aboriginal peoples.

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Published: 2002
The health of native women in Quebec  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39578

Describes findings and highlights of work done by the Quebec Native Women to improve the health of Aboriginal women, their children and their communities.

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Published: 2002
Promoting culturally competent care  
http://www.cna-aiic.ca/CNA/documents/pdf/publications/PS73_Promoting_Culturally_Competent_Care_March_2004_e.pdf

States that to provide the best possible patient outcomes, nurses must provide culturally competent care. Defines cultural competence as the application of knowledge, skills, attitudes and personal attributes required by nurses to provide appropriate care and services in relation to the cultural characteristics of their clients. Views the responsibility for supporting culturally competent care as being shared among individuals, professional associations, regulatory bodies, health services delivery organizations, educational institutions and governments.

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Published: 2004
What's "normal": female genital mutilation, psychology, and body image

Focuses on the psychological effects of female genital mutilation (FGM) through the example of a patient who had undergone the procedure in childhood and now felt that her closed appearance was "normal" and that to be opened would be "abnormal." Argues that Western advocates must educate themselves about the various cultural forces that lead to FGM in order to help women who have undergone the procedure heal psychologically, thereby breaking the pattern of abuse from generation to generation.

Published: 2004
The right to equal treatment: an annotated bibliography of studies on racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare, their causes,

Presents an annotated bibliography of key articles in the peer-reviewed literature on racial and ethnic disparities in medical care, organized into 21 disease or clinical categories. Includes: general medical care; cardiovascular disease; cerebrovascular disease; cancer; asthma; renal disease and transplantation; organ donation; HIV/AIDS; maternal and child health; ophthalmic disease; mental health; diabetes; emergency care; EOL care and DNR orders; hip repair; prevention; C-section and hysterectomy; clinical trials; research methods; patient trust; and, cultural competency.

Published: 2003
Building collaborative communities for cross cultural cancer research & care

Presents the proceedings and recommendations from the First National Workshop on Cross Cultural Cancer Research and Care held in Vancouver, British Columbia, February 20th and 21st, 2004.

Published: 2004
A guide for health professionals working with Aboriginal peoples: cross cultural understanding  
www.sogc.org/guidelines/public/100E-PS4-February2001.pdf

Presents a series of recommendations on cross cultural understanding and health care for health professionals.

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Published: 2001
Better communication, better care: provider tools to care for diverse populations  
http://www.iceforhealth.org/library/default.asp?CurrentCategoryID=138&CurrentSubCategoryID=825#subcategory825
Provides a tool kit for health practitioners with resources to address the very specific operational needs that often arise in a busy practice servicing a diverse patient population. Contains references to American laws and resources, but can be adapted for use in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2004
First Nations health liaison workers: project evaluation report
Examines the progress being made in integrating First Nations Health Liaison Workers into the Battlefords Family Health Centre, a primary health services demonstration site. Examines perceived gaps in accessing serices as well as advocating for changes in and/or development of services to meet client needs.
Published: 2001
The toolbox: culturally competent organisations, services and care pathways
Explores the characteristics and structures that combine to form a culturally competent organization, service or care pathway. Contains: an introduction to the toolbox including a review of the literature on Culturally Competent Services; a report of the process involved in developing the toolkit that outlines how the perceptions of professionals and communities towards cultural competency have been researched, and a collection of file dividers that point to the useful national and local documents conerned with ethnicity and cultural competency one needs to have access to e.g. local strategy on ethnicity, local and national ethnic monitoring data, and a summary of the MacPherson Report.
Published: 2000