Getting serious about Aboriginal health care – iPolitics

August 20, 2016

VANCOUVER — Canadian doctors need new skills and attitudes if they want to improve the health of Canada’s indigenous peoples.

That was the principal message from Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner Marie Wilson, who was a keynote speaker at a special session on indigenous health Saturday, in advance of next week’s Canadian Medical Association (CMA) annual meeting.

Saturday’s special session was organized by the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) in conjunction with Canada’s three major medical organizations – the CMA, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada — and was attended by more than 100 doctors and health care professionals.

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