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The future of diversity and health research in Canada 2009

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NEXUS Spring Institute 2008 April 24-25, 2008 The Future of Diversity and Health Research in Canada: Current Debates & New Frontiers. 2Thank You! To the organizing committee and NEXUS for inviting me. 3` Halifax Harbour Halifax at Night The Bluenose on the Halifax Harbourfront 6Presenter Blye Frank, PhD Professor & Head, Division of Medical Education Head, Department of Bioethics Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University 5849 University Avenue Halifax, NS, B3H 4H7 Phone:  902-494-1852 Fax:  902-494-2278 blye.frank@dal.ca 7Halifax, NS 8Sir Charles Tupper Medical School 9Clinical Research Centre Today 10 Vancouver Halifax 11 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 12 13 Recognizing the land on which we do our work today St. John College- UBC-Point Grey Campus Friday, April 25th, 2008 3:15pm – 4:15pm Moving Beyond the Celebration of Diversity: Taking Difference into Account in Health Education and Research 15 Edu cati on Res ear ch Two Main Areas 16 Current Debates New Frontiers 17 You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note -Doug Floyd 18 19 Framing my Presentation and our Discussion 21 Indiv idual Instit ution al and  Profe ssiona l Socia l Cultural Competence Practice Attitudes / Beliefs Cultural Safety Health Disparities 3 Levels Location! Location! Location! Individual We all Come from Somewhere as Educators as Learners OURSELVES! The Greatest Research Project is: Institutional / Professional “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Social Health Disparities Pakistan Pakistan Peshawar, Pakistan The Ordinary The Everyday The Routine 31 Istanbul, Turkey 32 Tanzania Moving from… The 5 D’s of Multiculturalism „Dress „Diet „Dance „Dialect „Drumming And Beyond… A Celebration of Diversity To… Taking Difference into Account RACE RELIGION REGION ABILITY SEXUALITY AGE GENDER CLASS OTHER 37 Taking Difference into Account in Education Climate Language Curriculum Pedagogy Policy Educational Model 39 Taking Difference into Account in Research in Health 40 Not a talk about Diverse Populations 41 Aim: „ To interrogate the research process „ To think about ways of infiltrating that process with “taking difference in account” 42 Hauling complex lives into text Texting is a social process 43 Attitu des Skills Know ledge Research 44 What is needed is rigorous scrutiny of our assumptions that shape the meaning of research itself. 45 Raises intensely personal questions about ourselves as raced, classed gendered actors in the research process. Current Debates New Frontiers Working Together (Partnerships) Social Accountability Deliverables (KT) To the Research Culture To the community 47 Partnerships On the team (multidisciplinary) Cross Pillars KT Throughout the process Knowledge Skills Attitudes Capacity Building 48 Two Stories: „Cole Harbour- team „A large grant- team 49 Climate Language Curriculum Pedagogy Policy Research Model 50 Rather, the focus is on: „ Language we use „ Pedagogy of method- how? (women on the street) „ Curriculum of methods (what is included) „ Policy  (knowledge translation, knowledge transfer, knowledge exchange) 51 Essentially asks: “How literate are we as researchers about the research process at many levels with regard to difference” 52 Explodes…. Creates a perch… 53 Knowledge is… „Socially constructed… „Temporal „Contextual 54 The  Ga the rer Th e M eth od Always 2 major concerns for me: 55 Me tho d Me tho dol ogy 56 Method The Mechanics The How To 57 Methodology „Theory „Politics „Philosophy 58 How we know what we know? 59 Who’s knowledge? 60 Knowledge Transfer, Translation, & Exchange Café Scientific 61 In Conclusion: …..and before I fly back to Halifax 62 Vancouver Halifax 63 Culturally Competent Research 64 Cultural Safety in Research and Culturally Safe Research 65 Moving to Cultural Competency and on to Cultural Safety 66 Social Accountability For us as Educators and Researchers 67 Research is messy, complex and full of pitfalls, and our challenge is surely to not collapse difference, but to hold it central in our work. 68 Thank You! 69 Consider „ Challenges „ Questions „ Concerns 70 PowerPoint  Production and  Animation  By                  Charles Hsuen


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