Racism in B.C. healthcare: First Nations survey deadline is Aug. 6 – North Shore News

The B.C. government invites First Nations to share their experiences as way of tackling racism in healthcare facilities.

August 3, 2020

The emergency room staff allegedly called the game “The Price is Right.”

When an Indigenous person arrived for care, doctors and nurses took turns guessing the patient’s blood alcohol concentration.

“If true, it is intolerable, unacceptable and racist,” B.C. health minister Adrian Dix said in June after hearing reports of the “game.”

Dix might have been shocked but he wasn’t surprised to hear yet another example of First Nations people being subjected to racist behaviour in the healthcare system. He appointed Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond to lead an investigation.

Read More: https://www.nsnews.com/news/racism-in-b-c-healthcare-first-nations-survey-deadline-is-aug-6-1.24180561

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