CATALOGUE NUMBER: ATI-26191
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2008
AUTHOR/PUBLISHER: Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network|Réseau Canadien Autochtone du SIDA
This report summarizes the findings and recommendations captured in a national qualitative study on the need for culturally competent care for Aboriginal People Living with HIV/AIDS (APHAs) in Canada.
This study resulted in an understanding of the need for is termed "relational care." The root of "relational care" is connection, the link between all living things that in some Aboriginal philosophies is captured in the phrase "all my relations."
This research report:
- Explores the perceptions of cultural concepts of care among APHAs and HIV/AIDS health care providers;
- Documents the lived experiences of APHAs regarding culturally competent or incompetent health care; and
- Provides a wise practices guide for HIV health care providers who work with APHAs.