Racism in health care: an apology to Indigenous people and a pledge to be anti-racist

Racism in health care: an apology to Indigenous people and a pledge to be anti-racist

A message from the leaders of BC's four largest health regulatory colleges offers an apology to the Indigenous people and communities who have experienced racism while engaging with the colleges or registrants.

“Indigenous people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) have waited far too long for their legal rights to be recognized. And they have waited too long for health-system leaders to dismantle the racism that was built into our colonial health-care system—racism that continues to cause harm to this day.”

The leaders of BC’s four largest health regulatory colleges are offering an apology to the Indigenous people and communities who have experienced racism while engaging with the colleges and the health professionals they regulate. ​The message from the leaders of the BC College of Nurses and Midwives, College of Dental Surgeons of BC, College of Pharmacists of BC and College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC also includes a pledge to be anti-racist and to support the health professionals served by their colleges to do the same.

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