By Odette Auger, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The First Nation Health Authority in British Columbia has partnered with the national Health Standards Organization to develop a guide of behaviours and expectation of quality as the professional benchmark for cultural safety and humility in healthcare. The result is a first-of-its-kind Cultural Safety and Humility Standard (CSHS) to be used as a tool to end Indigenous-specific racism in the BC healthcare system. This partnership began in 2018, said Dr. Nel Wieman, (Anishinaabe), the deputy chief medical officer at FNHA. She co-chaired the technical committee that created the new CSHS standard. The work began two years before the In Plain Sight report, which documented widespread racism in BC’s healthcare system toward indigenous people. “Indigenous-specific racism in BC’s healthcare system
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