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Converging Crises long-term care series - Session 3: A human rights based approach to equity in health and seniors care

Dr. Naheed Dosani is a palliative care physician & health justice activist. He is the founder of the world's first mobile palliative care program for people experiencing homelessness, the PEACH (Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless) Program at the Inner City Health Associates in Toronto. This program has been replicated in several communities across Canada and around the world. He serves as Lecturer with the University of Toronto's Department of Family & Community Medicine. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross from the Governor General of Canada and is co-founder of Doctors for Justice in Long-Term Care.

Martha Jackman is law professor at the University of Ottawa who specializes in constitutional law and brings a human rights perspective to health care transformation discussion, arguing that health care decisions must respect the Canadian Charter and the international human rights guarantees that Canada has signed on to and the absence of such an approach in Canada does harm to those groups who are the least well-serviced in our current health system. She also contends that human rights-based accountability mechanism must be designed to reflect human rights not only as a matter of domestic and international legal obligations, but to ensure the overall effectiveness and efficacy of our health delivery system.

Stay tuned for more speakers to be announced.

May 7, 2021 12:00 PM in Vancouver

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