2023 Northern BC Research and Quality Conference - Workshop Information

Old Blood: How History Continues to Impact Contemporary Health Care

Facilitator: Dr. Daniel Sims

Location: Room # 6-306

Pathway: Cultural Safety and Health Equity  

Talk about how historic legislation, policy, and events affected health outcomes today.

People in my community talk about how health care workers in Canada give Indigenous peoples old blood whenever blood is used.  On a basic level these statements are a simple allegation regarding practice.  It, however, also reveals a lack of trust in the health care system in general.  Join Dr. Daniel Sims as he talks about how historic legislation, policy, and events affect health outcomes today.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Better understanding of Indigenous history
  • Better understanding of current Indigenous health concerns
  • Best practices cultural safety and handling