Nursing research round sponsored by CRHN

The CRHN is pleased to host “My Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation”, a presentation by Dr. Holly Graham, RN, BA, BScN, MN, PhD, R.D. Psychologist.

Dr. Holly Graham is a member of the Thunderchild First Nation, SK. She has worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) in northern communities and various other health care environments since 1985. Currently, Holly is an Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan. She also maintains an active practice as a Registered Doctoral Psychologist, working primarily with individuals who have experienced trauma and symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Holly’s research is strength-based with a focus on Indigenous health, mental health, and wellness. She currently holds an Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), and the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF).
Session Description:

Colonization has been devastating for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples’ health and wellness. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (2015) were released to begin to address the legacy of the residential schools and to advance reconciliation in Canada. The truth and ongoing stories of trauma is painful to hear and undoubtedly more painful for those who have lived and continue to live with the inequalities across the Social Determinants of health in Canada. It is necessary to create awareness and develop tools and/or guides to support responsiveness and action within healthcare. As part of enhancing awareness, I have collaborated with the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS) to create an educational video A Commitment to Truth & Reconciliation ( Providing and evaluating patient centered care and culturally safe care from the client perspective remains a gap, that can be addressed by integrating the Provider Alliance Scale (PAS). More recently, I offer a CPR RACISM Guide to empower all health care providers with a process to safely address racism in health care settings. The session will end with an opportunity to ask questions and share reflections.

A Commitment to Truth & Reconciliation (

If you are interested in attending this session, please contact the University of Ottawa School of Nursing at for the link.


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Feb 29 2024


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm