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dc.contributor.advisorAbonyi, Sylvia
dc.creatorHolt, Tanya 1973-
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-26T22:22:09Z
dc.date.available2019-07-26T22:22:09Z
dc.date.created2019-06
dc.date.issued2019-07-26
dc.date.submittedJune 2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/12220
dc.description.abstractIndigenous children living in rural and remote Saskatchewan have limited access to pediatric specialty services. As such, they experience a high rate of medical transport out of their home communities. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action prioritized access to health care that is culturally safe, and community directed. Remote presence technology (RPT), a novel form of telemedicine, seeks to overcome the barriers of distance and time to improve health care access. RPT allows for direct patient visualization, examination, and communication between the urban specialists and the local health care providers and family members. This study is part of a larger community-based participatory research (CBPR) project that evaluated RPT as a method of pediatric acute health care delivery. A single medical case from the larger CBPR project was used to explore the lived experience of a child, family, local and urban health care provider using RPT for a pediatric acute health care consultation. The exploration employed phenomenology guided by Indigenous world view. Findings revealed themes related to the value of building local capacity for pediatric specialized care and the related broader advantages of Indigenous children staying home for health care. Finally, the study revealed that indeed the technology created access, however its successful reception into the specialist-child interaction, is inextricably linked to the specialist that embodies it practicing cultural humility in order to provide culturally safe care.
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dc.subjectIndigenous Children Remote Presence Technology Health Care
dc.title‘SHE IS IN THERE’: CONNECTING ACUTELY ILL INDIGENOUS CHILDREN WITH PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE SPECIALISTS USING REMOTE PRESENCE TECHNOLOGY
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2019-07-26T22:22:09Z
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity Health and Epidemiology
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity and Population Health Science
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewan
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
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dc.contributor.committeeMemberMahajareen, Nazeem
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcKinney, Veronica
dc.contributor.committeeMemberButt, Peter
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-3895-0680


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