Law & Governance

Law & Governance 16(11) June 2014
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Diffusion of Personal Health Information Services: Self-Determining and Empowering Practices for Manitoba Inuit

Wayne Voisey Clark


[This article was originally published in Healthcare Quarterly, 17(1)]

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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