Thank you for your interest in this survey.

We are interested in learning about how well Eastern Health is doing with providing culturally competent health care. The ideas you share with us will help us to know more about how to create a culturally safe and inclusive health care system.

This survey questionnaire should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. There is unfortunately no option to 'save' and continue later, so please be sure to set aside extra time in case it takes you longer.

Your participation in this research study is completely voluntary. You may choose not to participate. If you decide to participate, you may withdraw at any time and you are free to leave out any question you do not wish to answer.

All responses are completely anonymous. No identifying information such as your name, email address or IP address will be collected. Please do not refer to yourself, other staff, or patients by name. If you accidentally do identify another individual, we will remove that information in order to safeguard confidentiality.

Electronic data files will be password protected and stored in a secure location at Memorial University. All data is stored in a password and encrypted protected electronic format. The data we collect for this study will be stored for 5 years.

If you have any questions about taking part in this study, you can contact the principal investigator, Fern Brunger by phone at 709-864-6677 or by email at

If you would like to talk to someone who is not involved with the study at all, but can advise you on your rights as a participant please contact the Health Research Ethics Authority Office by phone at 709-777-6974 or by email at

This study has been reviewed and given ethics approval by the Newfoundland and Labrador Health Research Ethics Board.
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The on-line survey company, Survey Monkey, hosting this survey is located in the United States.  The US Patriot Act allows authorities to access the records of internet service providers. Therefore, anonymity and confidentiality cannot be fully guaranteed if you choose to participate in this survey. However, ONLY the information you provide in this survey will be stored and may be accessed in the US. Your computer IP address or email address will NOT be automatically collected.