Racism and Diversity in Medicine

Caring for pediatric patients requires careful consideration of all pillars of health. Race and ethnicity, and in turn racism and biases in medicine, have a significant impact on the health of pediatric patients. It is important to recognize the impact of institutionalized and structural racism in health care, and in medical education. We, as a medical profession, are only just starting to address the harmful impacts these conscious and unconscious biases in medicine have on our patients, our colleagues, and society as a whole. Below, you will find some literature that addresses the issue of racism in medical education, and also how racism impacts our healthcare delivery.

In recognition of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, please listen to the following podcasts:

1.Indigenous Child Health - Past

2.Indigenous Child Health - Present

3.Indigenous Child Health - Future


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Last updated 20 September 2022.