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Improving health research among Indigenous peoples in Canada

Dr. Chelsea Gabel, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Aging and Society and Indigenous Studies Program, and colleagues discuss health research involving Indigenous Peoples in an analysis article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

May 22, 2018

"Engaging Indigenous worldview and values, specific to the group(s) one hopes to collaborate with, is critical to producing research with meaningful findings from participant perspective," writes Dr. Chelsea Gabel, Canada Research Chair, Indigenous Well-Being, Community-Engagement and Innovation and Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Aging and Society and Indigenous Studies Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, with co-authors Sarah Hyett and Dr. Stacey Marjerrison. "Research with Indigenous Peoples and communities demands thorough and continuous reflection, as well as accountability to participants."

Read more on Medical Xpress or listen to the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) podcast where Dr. Chelsea Gabel and Dr. Stacey Marjerrison explore opportunities for health research collaboration that move away from the traditionally Western-centric approach.