With 45 unique First Nation communities, three treaty areas, numerous linguistic and cultural profiles, and various service delivery models, Alberta has a complex health service landscape to explore. This webinar will also cover the importance of cultural competency for nurses working with First Nation clients, and some mechanisms which nurses may use to expand their knowledge base and comprehension to provide services in a more respectful and supportive manner.
Shawn Grono, MA.DEM, BScN, RN
Regional Director of Nursing, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Alberta Region (FNIHB-AB), Health Canada
Shawn graduated from the University of Alberta’s school of nursing in 1992 and spent the first 10 years of his career traveling as an emergency nurse, working in locations such as: Yellowknife, Bermuda, New Zealand, Los Angeles, Hawaii and Edmonton. He has also held other health-care roles such as researcher, policy analyst, nurse manager, emergency management officer and director, consultant, and educator.
Shawn is currently the director of the FNIHB-AB nursing division, overseeing a team of approximately 140 staff who support health service delivery in 45 First Nations where Health Canada funds or delivers nursing services.