Our partnership with Indigenous Services Canada and Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council in Alberta has provided invaluable insights, inspiring us to expand our reach to other provinces and territories. With ongoing research and collaboration, we are co-creating innovative resources that respect cultural diversity.
The focus for the resources in this section is skin health and wound management in Indigenous-oriented home care. All resources, available below, have been developed and reviewed by clinical, education and communication experts and are based on the latest evidence. They have been customized to reflect the needs and available resources in Alberta, including in major and minor centres and remote areas. All resources are free to download and include an Introduction: Best Practice Recommendations (BPR), BPR Briefs, Professional Guides, Posters, and Product Pickers.
Wounds Canada would like to express our gratitude to Indigenous Services Canada (FNHIB-ISC) Alberta Region, particularly Marie Caluttung, Louise Chappell, Sarah Mahon, Pamela Tailfeathers Buffalo, John Walsh and Chantale Strang from KTC Health, for their leadership and inspiration in the development and implementation of these resources. We would like to especially thank Indigenous Services Canada for funding this important initiative.
Executive Editor: Sue Rosenthal, BA MA
Project Lead: Janet L. Kuhnke, RN BA BScN MS NSWOC Dr Psych
Assistant Editor: Loukia Papadopoulos, BA MSc
Layout: Emily Schwalbe, BA Willow Graphix
Marie Caluttung, RN BScN
Louise Chappell, RN BA (Hons) BN
Sheena Fortuna, RN BScN
Janet L. Kuhnke, RN BA BScN MS NSWOC Dr Psych
Allison Luther, BScOT Reg. (Ont.) BKIN MClSc-WH
Ellen Mackay, RD MSc CDE
Hannah McKay, RN NP MN
Sarah Mahon, RN BScN
Linda Norton, B.Sc.OT IIWCC (Can) M.Sc.CH PhD OT Reg. (Ont.)
Heather Orsted, RN (Retired) BN NSWOC MSc
Teresa Stone, RN BScN NSWOC WOCC(C)
Pamela Tailfeathers Buffalo, RN BN MSc
Marlene Varga, RN BScN IIWCC MSc
Sue Venter, RN BScN MN (Education)