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Hearing the Indigenous voice in health care

  Posted on: May 11, 2017

Lisa Bourque Bearskin

Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin, Associate Professor, School of Nursing.

Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, delivered the Margaret Elder Hart Distinguished Visitor lecture at the University of Manitoba, and implored students to hear “the Indigenous voice,” acknowledging that Indigenous patients may have a different perspective on hospitals and the care they receive.

In a story featured in the Winnipeg Free Press, Bourque Bearskin explained that until very recently most universities haven’t addressed the depth of differences that exist for many Indigenous people living in Canada.

“People are starting to realize that we need to make space for the Indigenous voice, to speak their own truths,” she said.

Read: Opening a dialogue on indigenous health care, Winnipeg Free Press, May 8, 2017