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Tackling unconscious bias: U of A lectures give students a lesson in Indigenous health – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201915 Views

‘How they’re being treated in hospital is unacceptable’

Jan 09, 2019

Brandon Zhao was volunteering at a nursing station in a northern Ontario reserve last summer when he learned that some of the children there thought they could die from the common cold.

“Their younger brother, when he was four years old, passed away due to strep throat,” said Zhao, who studies medicine at the University of Alberta.

“It’s a very treatable infection so just hearing that these brothers were scared to get the common cold was really sad. It speaks to the fact that easily preventable diseases are having a big impact on Indigenous communities.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-alberta-indigenous-health-medical-students-lecture-1.4971325

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