Presenter: Dr. Neil Andersson
Safe birth is a family medicine concern everywhere, not least because medicalized pregnancy and childbirth can inadvertently exclude from care the very families who might need it most. Cultural safety is an outcome of respecting world views and cultures of minority groups. It involves questioning power imbalances to create a health care environment where everyone feels safe.
Professor Andersson presents lessons from participatory research towards safe birth in Nigeria, Uganda, Mexico, Nunavik and Ottawa. The international and northern work raises discussion points for cultural safety in family medicine in Quebec, and for those concerned with achievable anti-racist strategies in health care.
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