Canada ‘falls short’ in treating First Nations patients, says country’s 1st female Indigenous surgeon – CBC

Dec 13, 2016

First Nations culture needs to be respected by health-care professionals, says Dr. Nadine Caron

Dr. Nadine Caron’s introduction to medicine was something of a eureka moment.

A star on the basketball team of Simon Fraser University, she was more focused on winning championships than figuring out what she wanted to do after graduation.

But after her team lost while competing stateside, a corporate sponsor — a hospital — invited any players interested in medicine to Jackson, Tenn., for a visit. She jumped at the offer.

At a welcome barbecue her first night there, Caron was introduced to a surgeon who invited her to shadow him over the summer.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/dr-nadine-caron-indigenous-surgeon-health-1.3887752

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