Indigenous Guiding Circle will help form CMA policy

 By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A group of 12 to 14 Indigenous health experts and knowledge-keepers from across the country will form the Canadian Medical Association’s Indigenous Guiding Circle. This circle will provide knowledge, expertise and informed guidance to the association as it forms its health-care policy going forward, the association announced last week. The goal is a balance of the different perspectives, experiences, priorities and stories shared by members of the CMA’s Indigenous, the CMA said in a statement. council of Indigenous leaders and knowledge-keepers will be convened over several months with the goal of shaping CMA policy with an eye on respectful cultural treatment for Indigenous patients, the CMA said. The president-elect of the CMA said the goal is to point policy in the right direction….

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