Dr. Cara Bablitz
Beginning the journey into the spirit world: First Nations, Inuit and Métis approaches to palliative and end-of-life care in Canada
Cara Bablitz (MD) is a Métis physician from Northern Alberta. She works with the University of Alberta, Department of Family Medicine at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in the Indigenous Wellness Clinic. Her work in health equity has included the development of a team serving vulnerably housed and homeless people in Edmonton, called the Palliative Care Outreach and Advocacy Team. Through this work, she has helped establish and run George’s House, a 5 bed end-of-life harm reduction home in Edmonton. In 2018, she helped write the policy paper for the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) on Indigenous Health, which lead to the development of the AMA Indigenous Health Committee that she currently chairs. She was part of Turtle Island Consulting Services Inc. Project Team that consulted on the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, “Beginning the journey into the spirit world: First Nations, Inuit and Métis approaches to palliative and end-of-life care.” Her busiest job remains her role as a Mother to two children.