Safe and Respectful First Nations, Inuit and Métis Maternal and Newborn Care
Webinar: Friday, September 17, 2021, 12-1 pm EDT
During pregnancy, labour and delivery many First Nations, Inuit and Métis people experience significant barriers to accessing care thus leading to unacceptable health disparities including increased risk for poor maternal and newborn health outcomes in Canada. There are opportunities to improve maternal and infant health outcomes.
Join this webinar with the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives and Patients for Patient Safety Canada, a patient-led program of Healthcare Excellence Canada, in honour of World Patient Safety Day. The goals of this virtual discussion are to build awareness and understanding of the experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and to discuss ways to provide safer maternal and newborn care.
The perspectives and experiences of patients, providers and researchers on the current patient safety challenges will be shared, as well as the supports and strategies to improve outcomes and experiences. This session will also identify what health care providers and leaders can do to improve First Nations, Inuit and Métis safety and health outcomes. All will leave the session practical ideas to improve patient safety with and for Indigenous families.
- Vanda Fleury - Patient with lived experience
- Brenda Epoo - Inuit Registered Midwife and NACM Board Co-chair
- Karen Lawford - Researcher