Healthcare’s Implicit Bias Problem

Healthcare’s Implicit Bias Problem

On an individual level, we all have implicit biases. It would be impossible to have a lived experience without having biases. They’re a product of our genetics, environment, opportunities, experiences etc. We develop blindspots that we are often unaware of...
Profile: Dr. Jason McVicar

Profile: Dr. Jason McVicar

Dr. Jason McVicar was born in the Northwest Territories and is of French Metis descent. He spent part of his childhood in the Northwest Territories, but moved to Manitoba, where most of his family was (and many remain), when his father was transferred there for his...
Edith Monture: Canada’s first Indigenous Nurse

Edith Monture: Canada’s first Indigenous Nurse

Edith Monture (nee Anderson) was born on April 10, 1890 on the Six Nations Reserve (near Brantford, Ontario), a member of the Mohawk tribe. She grew up on reserve as the youngest of eight children. Unlike many Indigenous children of her day, she received a complete...
My Path to Allyship with Indigenous Health

My Path to Allyship with Indigenous Health

Hey! I’m Meredith Hall, an Emergency Medicine nurse in Ottawa. I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1982, to a Scottish immigrant mother and a father whose ancestors came from England, Ireland and Scotland, and had settled in what is now North America in the...
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...