How can Pediatric Surgeons Address Racism and Become Actively Anti-Racist?


      This is an article submitted on behalf of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons. We assert that Pediatric Surgeons must work to dismantle systemic racism. Pediatric Surgeons have expertise in both common and rare surgical diseases affecting patients ranging from premature neonates to adolescents. Thus, our professional obligation is to transform our health and social systems to prevent the harms of racism to our patients. Specific to the Canadian context, we describe a brief history, the ongoing impact on individuals and communities, and the harmful effect on the surgical community and trainees. Finally, we conclude with a series of practical recommendations to help surgeons become actively anti-racist.



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