The new policy outlines Fraser Health’s overall response to diversity and to the expectations of the respective roles of individuals.
Fraser Health’s Diversity Policy Shared Work Team has released a new policy on Respecting Diversity in Daily Interactions, Care Planning and System Design. This came into effect on November 30, 2017. The Policy outlines Fraser Health’s overall response to diversity and to the expectations of the respective roles of individuals, teams, and the organization as a whole. This Policy is available in FH Pulse.
How do these impact students and faculty instructors?
Students and faculty instructors are required to adhere to the practice changes associated with this Policy. This also meets the terms outlined in educational institutions’ Affiliation Agreements with Fraser Health for student placements. Other supporting documents related to this Policy are available in Diversity and Language Services’ website within FH Pulse. Although not required, several online modules and in-person workshops are also available in our Current Diversity Education Courses catalogue. This may be of interest to students and faculty instructors seeking to enhance their diversity competence.
What are the practice changes involved?
- Individuals are expected to build diversity competency and use a collaborative, values-based approach to working through issues.
- Teams will seek out expertise and resources, and use the diversity in the team, to inform new processes. Teams will engage all team members in a way that is respectful and mindful of power dynamics and life circumstances.
- The organization, when making systems-level decisions, will consider the values, life circumstances, and expertise of subgroups and populations impacted by the decision in developing the solution.
Please contact the Student Practice Team.