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What does it mean to provide culturally safe care for Indigenous patients?

Royal College Staff
April 11, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
4 MIN READ

Indigenous health will soon be a core component of postgraduate medical education. Find out how the Indigenous Health PGME Implementation Steering Committee is approaching this work. Plus, Dr. Lisa Richardson, shares some practical examples of culturally safe care at the bedside.

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Manitoba physician receives our 2018 Indigenous health award

Andrew Padmos
June 19, 2018 | Author: Andrew Padmos
1 MIN READ

Dear colleagues, I’d like to invite you to watch a short video. Better than any words I can share, this three-minute video explains why Catherine L. Cook, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, has been named the recipient of our Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award for 2018. Dr. Cook, a proud Métis woman, began as a […]

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Are these pan-Canadian health organizations “fit for purpose”?

Andrew Padmos
May 30, 2018 | Author: Andrew Padmos
4 MIN READ

Dear colleagues, Are you aware of the new federal report that outlines options for reshaping and revitalizing our pan-Canadian health care organizations? With combined budgets of over $350 million in 2017 — and impacts on care areas like mental health, substance use and cancer care — it’s important that our response to this report be […]

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Announcing 2 new award winners (with VIDEO) + bonding over bannock?

Andrew Padmos
June 21, 2017 | Author: Andrew Padmos
3 MIN READ

 Dear colleagues, When Jason Pennington attended the University of Toronto from 1996 to 2000, he was for a time the only identified Indigenous student in the entire medical school. What’s more, in his four years of study, there was only one lecture on Indigenous health in the curriculum. It’s no secret that Indigenous health […]

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Meet the Ojibwa surgeon who won our Indigenous Health Award for 2016

Andrew Padmos
June 21, 2016 | Author: Andrew Padmos
3 MIN READ

Dear colleagues, The Royal College Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award is among our newest awards. It was established in 2014 in honour of Dr. Dignan, O.Ont.,BScN, and his tireless advocacy to eradicate disparities in the care of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, as well as their access to equitable medical services. I first met Tom when […]

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