A team of University of Calgary researchers, led by Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) researcher Dr. Michelle Keir, MD, is tackling racial and gender inequities in the field of cardiology. The goal of the team is to create a more equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for both patients and care providers.
“We talk about a lot about women’s cardiovascular health and the concerns faced by racialized patients with cardiac disease, but the elephant in the room is that the caregivers in the field of cardiology don’t reflect the patients,” says Keir.
Working to break down biases to create an environment where everyone, care providers and patients, feel safe and supported is important.
The team recently completed a review of the published literature on equity and div
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