Culturally safe dementia care: Building nursing capacity to work with First Nations elders with memory loss

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  • Wendy Hulko
    Thompson Rivers University
  • Elisabeth Antifeau
    Interior Health

This community-based research project will build capacity amongst nurses to care for First Nations Elders with memory loss in a culturally safe way. The objectives are:

  1. To translate First Nations perspectives on dementia  research findings into a knowledge translation intervention for front-line nursing staff based on traditional storytelling with Elders;
  2. To determine the knowledge, skills and values of nursing staff with respect to cultural safety and dementia care before and after the traditional storytelling intervention; and
  3. To assess the effectiveness of the KT intervention in terms of changing nursing practice and improving care for First Nations Elders with memory loss.
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Host Institution: 
Thompson Rivers University
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Thompson Rivers University