Nurse Educators Collaborate in a Pan-Territorial Approach to Develop a Community Development Learning Opportunity

  • Catherine Bradbury Yukon College, Whitehorse
  • Sue Starks Yukon College, Whitehorse
  • Kerry Lynn Durnford Aurora College, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
  • Pertice Moffitt Aurora Research Institute & Aurora College, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Abstract

Pan-territorial approaches are increasingly utilized to identify challenges and propose solutions in Canada’s North. This report describes a collaboration of nurse educators and stakeholders from all three territories to develop a self-directed learning module. Northern health and social service providers have the opportunity to support communities in building capacity to identify and address issues that affect their health and well-being. Recent evidence suggests that the majority of those providers have had little or no opportunity to acquire competencies in community development; this finding was the incentive for the community development project. While project goals were successfully achieved, the development team continues to reflect on influences of neo-colonialism and contextual factors, and the importance of embedding decolonizing practices in future initiatives.

Author Biographies

Catherine Bradbury, Yukon College, Whitehorse
Instructor/Coordinator, Practical Nurse Program

Sue Starks, Yukon College, Whitehorse
Chair, School of Health, Education and Human Services
Kerry Lynn Durnford, Aurora College, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Senior Instructor, School of Health & Human Services
Pertice Moffitt, Aurora Research Institute & Aurora College, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Manager/Instructor, Health Research Programs
Published
2016-12-05
How to Cite
BRADBURY, Catherine et al. Nurse Educators Collaborate in a Pan-Territorial Approach to Develop a Community Development Learning Opportunity. Northern Review, [S.l.], n. 43, dec. 2016. ISSN 1929-6657. Available at: <https://thenorthernreview.ca/index.php/nr/article/view/595>. Date accessed: 30 nov. 2021.
Section
Nursing Education in the Circumpolar North

Keywords

community development; pan-territorial; competencies; decolonization; collaboration; nurse education