Inuusinni Aqqusaaqtara: An Inuit Cancer Project - Sipporah Enuaraq
9:30 AM, vendredi 4 oct. 2019 (30 minutes)
Pavillon Sherbrooke (SH) - SH-3220
Cancer is a leading cause of death among Inuit populations. Compared to the general population of Canada, Inuit have a higher incidence of lung, liver, esophageal, nasopharyngeal, and salivary cancer. Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is developing culturally appropriate cancer awareness tools and a toolkit to support community health representatives, health care providers and Inuit cancer patients. Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society are working in collaboration to develop meaningful ways to support better health, reduce cancer incidence, and increase prevention and early detection in the Inuit population. Inuusinni Aqqusaaqtara - My Journey – is a collection of cancer resources developed for Inuit patients, caregivers, and health care providers with the aim of helping increase patient’s health literacy and understanding of the disease, their diagnosis and treatment. Along with existing multi-lingual cancer glossaries, personal journals and information booklets, two new e-learning modules have also been created for both patients and health care providers. One e-learning module engages patients and caregivers through videos, what to expect during the cancer journey and other helpful information. The other engages health care providers around cultural sensitivity, how to include the Inuit cancer resources into their practice and other key learnings. The goal is to increase knowledge about cancer, to improve communication between Inuit cancer patients and non-Inuit health care providers, help dispel fear of cancer, enhance support services, promote mental wellness for newly diagnosed Inuit cancer patients, and improve overall quality of life of Inuit communities.