A resident-led clinic that promotes the health of refugee women through advocacy and partnership

  • Jocelyn Stairs Dalhousie University
  • Navpreet Bal Dalhousie University
  • Finlay Maguire Dalhousie University
  • Heather Scott Dalhousie University
Keywords: Women’s health, refugee health, medical education, health advocacy

Abstract

Implication Statement

Longitudinal global health experiences promote cultural competency and a commitment to caring for underserved populations beyond residency. This paper describes a longitudinal, co-curricular local global health experience. Obstetrics and gynaecology residents have partnered with the Family Medicine-led Halifax Newcomer Health Clinic to provide education and clinical well woman care to refugee women. This resident-led initiative meets the care needs of an underserved population while promoting resident engagement in health advocacy. 

Published
2019-11-28
How to Cite
Stairs, J., Bal, N., Maguire, F., & Scott, H. (2019). A resident-led clinic that promotes the health of refugee women through advocacy and partnership. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 10(4), e102-e104. https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.67807
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