CPSBC Cultural Safety Series

Project Summary

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC along with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives had committed to taking swift, meaningful, and collective action to implement the recommendations put forth in the ‘In Plain Sight’ report that addressed Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination in BC’s healthcare.

Over the months leading up to this project, both health regulators worked with Indigenous healthcare providers and patients to create new practice standards. The standards communicated both health regulators’ zero tolerance for Indigenous-specific racism in health care and set out requirements to ensure that Indigenous patients receive culturally safe, humble, and competent care.

After consulting with their registrants (doctors, surgeons, nurses, and midwives), they identified a need to define and demonstrate the key concepts and practices through educational videos, so our team was brought in to create a series of seven videos which would serve as an addendum to the standards of both health regulators. The first video of the series explains why the new standards are needed and how they were developed, while the following six videos introduce and explain the core concepts described in the new practice standards.

The videos were made available to physicians, surgeons, nurses, midwives, patients, clients, and the general public on the websites of both regulators, and are already making an impact towards bringing around some skeptics in their ranks.

Watch the other videos in the series on the CPSBC’s website.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, the BC College of Nurses and Midwives

Education, Change Management, Healthcare


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