Antiracist practice for pediatric surgeons in Canada – CMAJ

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Antiracist practice for pediatric surgeons in Canada – CMAJ

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202234 Views

Oluwatomilayo Daodu, Shahrzad Joharifard, Melanie I. Morris, Dickens Saint-Vil, Pramod S. Puligandla and Mary E. Brindle; on behalf of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons


  • Many children in Canada experience the health effects of generations of systemic racism and colonization.
  • These effects include poor access to health care and to environmental factors that promote health, compared with the general population, as well as ongoing bias and discrimination that affect health outcomes.
  • Pediatric surgeons in Canada must be educated about racism and systemic inequity, actively work to promote diversity within the field and practise antiracism in all spheres.

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