Dr. Shaheen-Hussain publishes book "Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children in Canada"

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Published: 1Jun2020

Dr. Samir Shaheen-Hussain, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics' Division of Emergency Medicine, publishes book, "Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada", that is an exploration of anti-Indigenous systemic racism in Canadian health care and the medical establishment's role in colonial genocide.

"Two child patients inspired Dr. Samir Shaheen-Hussain to take on what he calls “medical colonialism” in Canada and end a policy in Quebec that denied Indigenous children an escort when being airlifted for medical treatment."  Moore, H. (2020, May 21) Doctor pens book on fight to confront ‘medical colonialism’ in Canada. APTV News. https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/doctor-pens-book-on-fight-to-confront-medical-colonialism-in-canada/​​​​​​​

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