On August 10, 2020, Dr. Naheed Dosani was awarded the Canadian Medical Association leadership award for his leadership and initiative in developing innovative programs that improve palliative care for people who are experiencing homelessness. This award recognizes early career physicians who have demonstrated exemplary dedication, commitment and leadership.
I care for people who are so often stigmatized and thought of as lesser humans, but they’re actually my heroes,” Dr. Dosani proclaims. “I’m so inspired by their courage and ability to deal with life’s most difficult situations. This award is a testament to their dedication. Source
Dr. Dosani’s commitment to serving the most vulnerable especially during this pandemic is very inspirational.
Read more at the source: CMA Award for Young Leaders (Early Career) — 2020 Recipient, Dr. Naheed Dosani
Watch: Dr. Naheed Dosani in conversation with Margaret, Todd and Claire where he discusses his experience with a homeless man who was dying of cancer, while also suffering with mental health issues and addictions. Despite working closely with the man to develop trust and a pain management plan, Dr. Dosani returned to the shelter one morning to learn that his patient was found dead on the street having overdosed the night before. This experience had a profound effect on Dr. Dosani and the trajectory of his career, motivating him to find ways to bridge the gap from the policy level to the individual level.
Video courtesy: Better Together as ONE-Ep 5