Structures of Indifference

University of Manitoba PressSKU: 9780887558351

Author:
Mary Jane Logan McCallum, Adele Perry
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Nation:
Ojibwe
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
144
Publisher:
University of Manitoba Press
Copyright Data:
2018

Price:
Sale price$17.95

Description

Structures of Indifference: An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City presents an accessible account about the life and death of 45-year old Brian Sinclair and the consequent inquiry into his death in the emergency room of a Winnipeg hospital in 2008. Left untreated and unexamined after 34 hours of waiting, this Ojibwe man required a simple catheter change but due to racism and inherent discrimination hospital staff ignored the patient leaving him to die seated in his wheelchair. The medical inquiry that followed in 2013 concluded the man’s death was preventable and it made 63 recommendations mainly about structures, procedures and hospital policy. This is a highly recommended book for medical students, nurses, hospital personnel, the general public as well as secondary level students. 

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