Inclusive Health Care Position Statement
Inclusive health care means equity of access for all health care consumers so that they can fully participate in their health care. For health care to be inclusive for consumers, health care providers need to acknowledge that health is determined by different experiences, identities, social connections, needs, wants, and bodies.
To be inclusive, healthcare providers must respect and value the diverse lived experiences of consumers and avoid making assumptions about them, their identities, and the barriers that they face. This requires both the healthcare system and the people who work in it to meet the needs of consumers.
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