University of Manitoba nursing students pledge to be culturally sensitive – CP

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Source: The Canadian Press
Sep 30, 2015

WINNIPEG _ Nursing students from the University of Manitoba have staged a march to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Wearing orange shirts emblazoned with the words “every child matters,” the students promised to provide culturally sensitive care once they start on the job.

Aimee Craft, the centre’s research director, says it’s an important gesture because nurses are on the front lines of health care.

Craft says the pledge made Wednesday is important because nurses have a lot of contact with indigenous people, but it hasn’t always been positive.

Craft says the next step is for all Canadians to gain a better understanding of the history of residential schools and the lasting impact they have had on generations of indigenous peoples.



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