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Aboriginal Patient Navigator

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Summary

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APNs provide a benefit to both the patient and to health care providers. The APN works directly with VCH staff and other health care service providers to make sure Aboriginal patients get the best care possible.

APNs can:

  • Help staff create a personal plan when a patient leaves a hospital or care program.
  • Help VCH health care teams understand and work with Aboriginal health practices and beliefs.
  • Assist staff if a patient or family member requests access to an Elder or a traditional ceremony such as:
    • smudging,
    • cedar and eagle fan brushings,
    • blanketing, medicine bundles, or
    • talking circles.

Address

2750 East Hasting St
Vancouver, BC
V5K 1Z9

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Last updated: January 20, 2021
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The MindMap BC team respectfully acknowledges that we are privileged to be working within the ceded and unceded, ancestral, traditional, and shared territories of the Coast Salish people.

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