U of C research reveals doctors’ bias against Indigenous patients in Alberta – Global News

March 5, 2023

Two University of Calgary researchers weren’t surprised when their survey of Alberta doctors showed biases against Indigenous patients, but they were shocked by some of the comments.

Pamela Roach and Shannon Ruzycki sent a survey in September 2020 to every licensed doctor in the province to determine their biases following high-profile deaths of Indigenous patients in Canada’s health-care system.

“These types of comments demonstrate a fundamental lack of knowledge about what race is, what racism is like, what power is and what privilege is,” Ruzycki said in an interview.

“I think that that’s really, really worrisome — the social determinants of health are one of the most important factors in our patients’ lives and how they heal.”

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/9529211/university-calgary-research-doctors-bias-indigenous-patients-alberta/

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