Indigenous Patients Still Face Racism & Unequal Access to Treatment – Manitobapost

23 August 2018

WINNIPEG — First Nations doctors shared personal stories at a national health summit to demonstrate how Indigenous patients still face racism and unequal access to treatment across the country.

Dr. Alika Lafontaine, a Cree and Anishinaabe anesthesiologist, spoke in front of hundreds of health professionals at the Canadian Medical Association inaugural Health Summit in Winnipeg on Monday.

“A lot of the issues in Indigenous health actually aren’t unique, they are just magnified,” Lafontaine told the room, pointing to things like trust between patients and doctors, communication and compassion fatigue.

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