New app helps Cree medical community treat cancer


Last updated 5/21/2018 at 2:18pm

Cree Health Board

Cree Nation Grand Chief Abel Bosum and Bella Petawabano, chairperson of the Cree Health Board, using the new East Cree Medical App.

QUEBEC-On April 20, 2018 the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) launched a smartphone app of medical terms in East Cree dialects of Southern Inland, Southern Coastal and Northern, available for download on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

The Cree Medical App is a free tool designed to improve the cultural safety of Cree patients, especially those undergoing cancer care. It is a glossary and translation dictionary intended to give a fun and educational experience to patients and their families, and to help healthcare workers and service providers communicate...

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