Seeking paths to culturally competent health care: lessons from two Saskatchewan Aboriginal communities

Can J Nurs Res. 2007 Jun;39(2):166-82.


The Southern Saskatchewan/Urban Aboriginal Health Coalition is an interdisciplinary, intersectoral team of researchers and communities dedicated to exploring culturally respectful care in Aboriginal communities. Through a community-based research approach, the communities and the Coalition used sharing circles to determine the key elements that 2 Saskatchewan Aboriginal communities see as requisite for culturally competent care. Through triangulation and thematic analysis, 9 initial themes and 4 broad thematic groupings were derived. The lessons from this study could inform further research with these communities and other culturally diverse groups with respect to cultural competency in terms of both health-care providers and health services.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel / ethnology
  • Attitude to Health / ethnology*
  • Clinical Competence* / standards
  • Community Health Planning
  • Community Participation / methods*
  • Community Participation / psychology
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Services, Indigenous / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Indians, North American / ethnology*
  • Interinstitutional Relations
  • Needs Assessment / organization & administration*
  • Nursing Methodology Research
  • Research / organization & administration*
  • Saskatchewan
  • Social Values
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Transcultural Nursing / education
  • Transcultural Nursing / organization & administration