Indigenous Palliative Nurse Navigator
Equity in Palliative Care: Providing Palliative Care to Meet Those That are Structurally Vulnerable Where They Are At
Juliet Foster is a palliative and hospice certified Registered Nurse (RN) funded by the Alberta Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care Grant to work with First Nations, Metis and Inuit people across Alberta impacted by illness requiring palliative care. She has over ten years of experience in palliative care working with patients to manage physical symptoms as well as support emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing. The role of the Indigenous Palliative Nurse Navigator is to help Indigenous clients and their family navigate the health care system to find supports available. This role aims to improve access and health equity by supporting the patient and their caregivers with a culturally informed approach to care which advocates to meet their physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs.