Alberta’s physician regulator commits to ‘meaningful change’ for Indigenous patients – CBC

May 10, 2022

College of Physicians and Surgeons met with Siksika Health Services for the first time to discuss solutions

When people from Siksika Nation try to seek healthcare, they can face racist remarks, their pain can be disregarded or they’re unfairly targeted by security, according to Sam Crowfoot, board chair of Siksika Health Services.

In many cases, people will choose not to seek help when it’s needed.

Some will even avoid certain hospitals.

“When you have medical emergencies, those minutes and those extra travel times really add up,” he said in an interview with CBC Calgary News at 6.

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