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A partnership for Indigenous knowledge translation : Implementation of a First Nations community COPD screening day Bendall, Cory Leanne; Wilson, Danielle Marie; Frison, Kelly Rose; Inskip, Jessica Ann; Camp, Pat


This article suggests a method for integrating the principles of Aboriginal knowledge translation (KT) in the implementation of a pilot for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) screening to improve current practice and provide health programming that is culturally sensitive and relevant. The elements of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research model guided a community informed design for the Lung Health Day that was planned with two communities of the Secwepemc Nation in British Columbia. By integrating the principles of Aboriginal KT, program implementation design can address the current disparities in respiratory care and management of COPD and improve the health status of First Nations patients.

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