Engaging patients, their families and their communities in TB care is critical for health workers delivering such care among Indigenous populations. Central to this approach is to promote decolonization by seeing individuals in Indigenous communities as rights holders with human rights rather than passive recipients of government-driven healthcare.30 The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a charter for TB care that outlines the rights and responsibilities of people affected by TB.86 The charter outlines, in a concise one-page document, ways that patients, communities, health care providers and governments can work as partners in a positive and open relationship to improve TB care. It outlines roles and responsibilities of all partners, allowing for more accountability for all involved in TB care. Partnership between patients, their families and communities, health workers and governments lie at the heart of eliminating TB in Canada.
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