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Dal Health researcher Dr. Margot Latimer coauthors new research published in CMAJ – Dal News

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201879 Views

First Nations children and youth experiencing more pain than non–First Nations children

First Nations children and youth are experiencing more pain than non–First Nations children, but do not access specialist or mental health services at the same rate as their non–First Nations peers, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). View it here: https://bit.ly/2rjaNJG

“Both physical pain and mental health conditions, and their relation to each other, are of substantial concern within the Indigenous population, given that Health Canada reports First Nations youth are 5–7 times more likely to [die by] suicide than non–First Nations youth,” writes Dr. Margot Latimer, with coauthors. Dr. Latimer has appointments in the Faculty of Health, the Faculty of Medicine, and the IWK Health Centre.

Read More: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/health/news-events/news/2018/12/10/dal_health_researcher_dr__margot_latimer_coauthors_new_research_published_in_cmaj.html

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