Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 17(1) May 2014 : 18-23.doi:10.12927/hcq.2014.23784
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Diffusion of Personal Health Information Services: Self-Determining and Empowering Practices for Manitoba Inuit

Wayne Voisey Clark


This article highlights findings from research conducted with the Manitoba Urban Inuit Association with regard to culturally safe practices for communicating personal health information services related to a provincial integrated electronic health record. By applying a "two-eyed seeing research approach," which incorporates traditional and Western scientific perspectives, the author describes Inuit cultural considerations when communicating electronic health concepts with a vision of advancing toward program evaluation opportunities. The research is supported by two Inuit-driven focus groups, interviews with three jurisdictional representatives of electronic health program delivery agencies and one interview with an Inuk elder.



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