Guy’s Story – Indigenous Traditional Medicine in the Cancer Journey
For many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, traditional medicines play an integral part in their cancer care and treatment. Guy Freedman, President and Senior Partner of the First Peoples Group, shares his perspective on why it is important for healthcare providers to understand and respect traditional practices as part of the cancer journey.
Guy Freedman’s video is part of a series of Aboriginal Relationship and Cultural Competency courses developed by Cancer Care Ontario. These courses teach frontline healthcare professionals to understand and apply cultural safety to provide effective person-centred care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. Although these courses were originally developed for healthcare providers, cultural competency is important and relevant to all Canadians.
To take the Aboriginal Relationship and Cultural Competency Courses or to learn more, visit https://elearning.cancercare.on.ca/