Doctors, nurses ‘bring a lot of biases’ to work with Indigenous patients, study finds – CBC

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Doctors, nurses ‘bring a lot of biases’ to work with Indigenous patients, study finds – CBC

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 2017281 Views

Study looked at health care experiences of Indigenous people with diabetes in Canada

Feb 06, 2017

The legacy of residential schools and segregated ‘Indian hospitals’, as well as the attitudes of some health care professionals, continue to be barriers to quality health care for Indigenous people in Canada, according to new research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Researchers held focus groups and conducted interviews with Indigenous people in five communities across the country for their paper, titled, ‘Health care experiences of Indigenous people living with type 2 diabetes in Canada.’ The locations of the communities are not identified in the research.

The research team used diabetes care as a way to look at the social determinants of health and the “ongoing impacts of colonization” on the increased rates of chronic disease in Indigenous communities, said Dr. Lindsay Crowshoe, a family doctor and associate professor at the University of Calgary’s department of family medicine.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/colonization-health-care-1.3966069

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