Gender Based Violence Towards Women of Colour

Gender Based Violence Towards Women of Colour

The Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Program (SAPACP) that works out of the Civic Campus Emergency Department at the Ottawa Hospital represents an intersection between emergency medicine, forensics and the justice system. Our patients present to us in the...
Disparity in the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

Disparity in the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

It was during the quiet hours of a night shift that a colleague and I got to talking about the sickle cell patients we see frequently in the Emergency Department. We exchanged stories of the common struggle of getting IV access and how to follow the lead of the...
EDI Corner and Black History Month

EDI Corner and Black History Month

The Equity, Diversion and Inclusion committee in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa recognizes that bias and discrimination are barriers to patients receiving appropriate and compassionate care. We seek to disseminate knowledge,...