Indigenous health disparities: a challenge and an opportunity

Indigenous health disparities: a challenge and an opportunity

Can J Surg 2018;61(5):300-301 | PDF

Alika Lafontaine, MD

Summary

Clinical Indigenous health research is sparse and often not patient-centred. Despite a broad acknowledgement that Indigenous patients have unique clinical considerations, specific interventional research in Indigenous health is lacking.


See also the review by Bonneau et al. on page 305.

Accepted Aug. 14, 2018

Affiliations: From the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta.

Competing interests: None declared.

DOI: 10.1503/cjs.011718

Correspondence to: A. Lafontaine, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, 2-150 Clinical Sciences Building (CSB), 8440 112 St NW, Edmonton AB T6G 2G3, alika.lafontaine@gmail.com