White Coat Black Art looks at one of medicine's most uncomfortable secrets: the patients who discriminate against the growing ranks of health professionals who belong to visible minorities and the system that lets those patients get away with it.
In a feature interview, we talk to Dr. Sanjeet Saluja, a Sikh MD in Montreal who has been a
to Quebec's proposed charter of values. Saluja talks
about life in a Montreal ER and the ethnic slurs he faces on a regular
basis when he's on duty.
South of the border, Dr. Sachin Jain tells why he wrote The Racist Patient, the storm it created in medical circles
, and his prescription for a medical culture that lets patients cross the line.
It's an episode we hope you will listen to, read my blog post about racist patients
and then add your voice to the discussion.
You can hear more of Sanjeet Saluja in this interview
from our CBC Radio One colleagues at Home Run in Montreal.