Clinical Practice Guidelines for Health Professionals Working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Patients.

Principal Author: 
Birch et al.
Year of Publication: 
2 013
Scope: 
Abstract: 

Health Professionals Working With First Nations, Inuit, and Métis
Consensus Guideline from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
of Canada

June 21, 2013



The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) has
just released clinical practice guidelines for health professionals
working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis patients. The guidelines are intended to provide health professionals with the
information and tools to provide culturally safe care. Chapter 6 focuses
on maternal care, including prenatal care.

Abstract

Objective: Our aim is to provide health care professionals in Canada
with the knowledge and tools to provide culturally safe care to First
Nations, Inuit, and Métis women and through them, to their families, in
order to improve the health of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. Evidence: Published literature was retrieved through searches of PubMed,
CINAHL, Sociological Abstracts, and The Cochrane Library in 2011 using
appropriate controlled vocabulary (e.g.,cultural competency, health
services, indigenous, transcultural nursing) and key words (e.g.,
indigenous health services, transcultural health care, cultural safety).
Targeted searches on subtopics (e.g., ceremonial rites and sexual
coming of age) were also performed. The PubMed search was restricted to
the years 2005 and later because of the large number of records
retrieved on this topic. Searches were updated on a regular basis and
incorporated in the guideline to May 2012. Grey (unpublished) literature
was identified through searching the websites of selected related
agencies (e.g., Campbell Collaboration, Social Care Online, Institute
for Healthcare Improvement).


Citation:
Birch, D., Bailey, G., Aningmiuq, A., Becker, G., Alainga-Kango, N., Robinson, N., Rattray, D., Johnson, R., Horn, O., Harrold, E., Guthrie, B., Barney, L., Brascoupé, S., de la Ronde, S., Wilson, D., Senikas, V., and Apale, A.N. (2013). Health professionals working with First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Consensus Guidelines. Journal of Obstetrics and Gyneacology, 35(6). 

Link to article: 
http://sogc.org/guidelines/health-professionals-working-with-first-nations-inuit-and-metis-consensus