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Working with Francophones: NOSM Health Sciences Competency and Curriculum Implementation Toolkit

February 2014

The purpose of this toolkit is to continue efforts to articulate the clinical education/practica best practices required to advance and integrate competencies into Health Sciences curriculum that relate to Francophone Health and Culture in practice. 

This toolkit includes background information, draft minimum and advanced competencies as well as  training and support materials that can be adapted by Health Sciences preceptors to implement in a northern and rural context and also translate to student experiences and activities within clinical education regardless of the Health Sciences preceptor/learner first language, which is likely predominately English. This toolkit can also be used by Program Managers in faculty development for preceptors and as a resource for learners. 

Toolkit Goals

  • To increase knowledge and understanding of the literature and research around cultural competency (CC) and CC training in the health professions.
  • To assist in planning and developing Francophone culture and health competency in NOSM Health Sciences preceptors and learners.
  • To assist in planning and delivering curriculum to support Francophone culture and health competency in NOSM Health Science preceptors and learners. 

To view and download sections of the toolkit, see the Table of Contents and accompanying links below. The complete toolkit is also available for download. 

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
  2. About this Implementation Toolkit and Toolkit Goals
  3. Overview and Background
    a. Literature Review-Executive Summary
    b. Key Informant Process and Results
  4. Competencies
    a. Definitions
    b. NOSM Health Sciences Learners and Competencies in Francophone Health and Culture
    c. Goal
    d. Minimum Competencies
    e. Advanced Competency
  5. Resources 
    a. CC Readiness Tools and Surveys
    b. Training Opportunities and Resources 
  6. Appendix A: Literature Review 
  7. Appendix B: Francophone Culture and Health Competence Assessment Framework 
  8. Appendix C: Francophone Cultural Competency Checklists
    a. English Word and .pdf versions (To open the word file, you will need to first save the document.)
    b. French Word and .pdf versions (To open the word file, you will need to first save the document.)  
  9. Appendix D: Cultural Competence Tools and Surveys
    a. Appendix D1 - Cultural Nutrition Knowledge Test, McArthur et al, 2011
    b. Appendix D2 - PA Cultural Competence PhD Thesis, Gengembre TR, 2006 [link]
    c. Appendix D3 - PT Cultural Competence PhD Thesis, Gulas CJ, 2005 [link
  10. Appendix E: Linguistic and Cultural Competence Q and A 
  11. Appendix F: Glossary of Terms 

New"My Patient/Client Speaks French, and I Don't" Webinar Series

January 23, 2014 

Francophone Context in Northern Ontario: Participants will become aware of Francophone cultural considerations in health care including the historical context, sociodemographic profile, and what living in a minority situation means.

Archived WebinarPresentation Slides | Additional Resources and Links

February 27, 2014

The Health Status of Francophones: Participants will become aware of Francophone cultural considerations in health care including the social determinants of health (SDOH) and lifestyle factors on health status.

Archived WebinarPresentation SlidesAdditional Resources and Links

March 27, 2014 

Francophone Stakeholders in Northern Ontario: Participants will become familiar with the diverse organizations that can help practitioners improve access to linguistically and culturally appropriate health services for Franco-Ontarians.

Archived WebinarPresentation Slides | Additional Resources and Links

April 24, 2014 

Tools for Making it Work: Participants will become familiar with tools to incorporate Francophone awareness and skills into practice and clinical teaching including the NOSM Health Sciences Francophone Competency Checklist and Implementation Toolkit.

Archived Webinar | Presentation Slides | Additional Resources and Links​

 

 

 

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