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AMS Announces 2021 History of Medicine Awardees


AMS is very pleased to announce our ten 2021 research grant and fellowship award recipients. The AMS History of Medicine and Healthcare Awards Program promotes scholarship, teaching, and public interest in history of healthcare, disease, and medicine. The Program incorporates 3 types of awards: Post-Doctoral Fellowships of $45,000, Doctoral Completion Awards of $25,000, and Project…

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Addressing jurisdictional disputes to improve Indigenous heath


This was the second of a five-part series in The Globe and Mail on modernizing medicare that considered lessons from home and abroad. Josée Lavoie is a professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, and director of the Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research, at the University of Manitoba.  In 2017, there…

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Canada should take healthcare lessons from Australia


This was the third of a five-part series in The Globe and Mail on modernizing medicare that considered lessons from home and abroad. Stephen Duckett is Director of the health program at Grattan Institute in Melbourne, Australia, and is a former head of the Australian Government Department of Health. Australia and Canada share many characteristics,…

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Ensuring culturally safe care for Indigenous peoples


When we think about the health and care needs for Indigenous peoples in Canada, we often are drawn to the mental and emotional challenges resulting from the intergenerational trauma of residential schools. The fallout of this trauma, as we are familiar with and have heard in the media, includes increased substance misuse and addictions. It…

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How can we decolonize our medical schools?


Can we decolonize and indigenize our medical school?  I have been thinking about this question over the last few years. It underpins my AMS Phoenix fellowship to teach medical students about cultural safety. It also foregrounds a larger challenge about how to make our health care systems welcoming places for all patients, including those who…

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