Doctors at this Toronto hospital can now refer Indigenous patients to a traditional healer – The Toronto Star

May 5, 2023

“The fact that we’re doing this within a hospital demonstrates that we believe these systems can work alongside one another.”

When Indigenous patients arrive at Women’s College Hospital they will see signs that traditional healing practices can be part of their care.

Indigenous artwork is incorporated into hospital spaces, while posters placed at elevators and along busy corridors explain how patients who identify as Indigenous can receive cultural support.

Smudging kits of sage and sweetgrass are easily available in the hospital’s main clinics.

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