Jonathan Luke Dunn, BSc, MSc
Assembly of First Nations, Ottawa, ON

An overview of the Canadian Tuberculosis (TB) Standard’s An Introductory guide in TB care for health workers and public health professionals serving Indigenous Peoples of Canada. In collaboration with three Indigenous National organizations and leading TB medical professionals, a standalone chapter voiced each Indigenous group’s arduous interrelationship with TB. Each section outlines the unique epidemiological, historical and cultural context of TB and brings awareness to the barriers to eliminating TB. The document serves as a definitive resource for TB healthcare providers. It underscores seven ‘Good Practice Statements’ that will help those providing services on Indigenous lands and working with cultural humility and awareness.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Summarize the contents of the recent publication of the Canadian Tuberculosis Standard’s Indigenous chapter;
  • Differentiate the epidemiological, historical and cultural context of TB for each of three Indigenous groups in Canada; and
  • Apply the seven ‘Good Practice Statements’ in their TB healthcare work.

CanMEDS Roles Addressed: Collaborator, Scholar