Healing the Whole Human Being

Sharing Indigenous Perspectives and Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Highlighted Video: Indigenous approaches to healing

Learn about Indigenous approaches to healing and understand the importance of healing beyond the biophysical treatment approach in the Western healthcare system. This video is intended for those who are affected by and work to address the overdose crisis in Indigenous communities. Please click the link to share your feedback on the video: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_bfsPijrYTuYJBl4

Healthcare access and unequal treatment

 

Learn about healthcare access and unequal treatment for Indigenous people who use opioids seeking healthcare. This video is intended for those who are affected by and work to address the overdose crisis in Indigenous communities. Please click the link to share your feedback on the video: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_9ZYfP39e89NYCqi

Guiding Principle 1: Colonization is a primary driver of addiction

 

Build understanding of how colonization and its resulting traumas directly impact wellness among Indigenous people including addictions and mental health.

This video is intended for those who are affected by and work to address the overdose crisis in Indigenous communities.

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Guiding Principle 3: Much experience and wisdom of healing in Indigenous communities

 

Recognize that health and other service providers have much to learn from Indigenous people whose communities have extensive experience and wisdom with healing from addiction. This video is intended for those who are affected by and work to address the overdose crisis in Indigenous communities. Please click the link to share your feedback on the video: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_3yJ8JUow0e2Ftem

Perspectives on Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT)

 

Learn about Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) and consider the perspectives of Indigenous patients who are prescribed this treatment. This video is intended for those who are affected by and work to address the overdose crisis in Indigenous communities. Please click the link to share your feedback on the video: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_eXUCFgVtpk1fpjM

Guiding Principle 2: Addiction is more than physiological

 

Improve awareness of the opioid crisis as more than an issue of physical addiction, but also one of social disconnection and systematic harm against certain people. This video is intended for those who are affected by and work to address the overdose crisis in Indigenous communities.

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Guiding Principle 4: The responsibility of medicine

 

Acknowledge that opioids are a relatively new drug that first entered Indigenous communities as prescription painkillers, meaning that medical health systems have a responsibility in helping communities to heal from opioids. This video is intended for those who are affected by and work to address the overdose crisis in Indigenous communities. Please click the link to share your feedback on the video: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_ezI3B6U8se67YvI

Healing the Whole Human Being

 

This video introduces the research project, Healing the Whole Human Being, conducted out of the University of Calgary by Rita Henderson, Lindsay Crowshoe and Robert Tanguay. In the video series, Iskotoahka Billy Wadsworth, a Masters student and member of the Blood Tribe engages in conversations with a frontline worker, a family physician, an addictions specialist, a researcher, a patient in recovery and an Indigenous Elder. The video series is intended for those who are affected by and work to address the overdose crisis in Indigenous communities.

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