Nunavut Palliative Care Training February 25-27, 2014 Iqaluit, Nunavut
The Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) Program collaborated with the Government of Nunavut to deliver a Palliative Care Education and Training for Nunavut’s Home Care Nurses. The goal of the training was to enhance the palliative care knowledge, skills and confidence of home care nurses working in the territory.
The three day, in-person palliative care training was delivered by Saint Elizabeth to 15 health care providers including: Registered Nurses, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, based on identified learning needs. The training was designed to address the identified need of participants to incorporate Elders/Traditionalist as a part of the training to ensure the session was both respectful and culturally responsive by including local traditional beliefs, perspectives and cultural practice. Participants were also introduced to ongoing education and supports that are available, at no cost, through Saint Elizabeth’s award winning on-line education program, @YourSide Colleague®.
This collaboration represents the commitment of the Saint Elizabeth’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program to work in partnership with communities and organizations to understand and solve complex health care issues, improve access and address barriers to care.
To both recognize and celebrate the efforts of participants a photo journey was developed using session images along with local scenery and music.
To download a copy of the Nunavut Palliative Care Training summary report, please click here.