“We always ask Indigenous patients to meet the physician in the big hospital. It’s about taking the patient out of their community, their culture, in order to receive care. What if we do the opposite?”
Long-time Indigenous Health Committee co-chair Dr. Tom Dignan was a mentor to future leaders.
Ensuring Indigenous Peoples access to care is high quality, culturally safe and free of racism begins with Indigenous-led systemic change in how medical professionals are instructed and evaluated.
Dr. Sarah Funnell discusses tips on how to provide culturally safe care when treating or assessing Indigenous patients with COVID-19.
Dr. Samir Shaheen-Hussain confronts medical colonialism in a new book following the success of his #aHand2Hold campaign.
Lynden Crowshoe, MD, FRCPC, is the 2020 recipient of the Royal College’s Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award.