Trauma-informed Emergency Care for Nuu-chah-nulth Elders: Promising Practices for Engagement

Author(s): Janice Johnson, First Nations Health Authority; Leena Hasan, First Nations Health Authority; Amanda Ward, First Nations Health Authority; Kelly McColm, West Coast General Hospital


Trauma-informed care is care that recognizes that many Indigenous Peoples in Canada have experienced historical and inter- generational trauma as a result of colonization and racial discrimination toward Indigenous Peoples. The BC First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and its partners used a community-driven process to implement the Trauma-informed and Culturally Safe Emergency Care for Nuu-chah-nulth Elders Workshop to provide Nuu-chah-nulth Elders and community members the opportunity to be heard by and collaboratively develop recommendations with health partners to address this urgent need.
Oral Presentation