Dr. Richard Veerapen

Site Director, MEDD 419/429/449 (FLEX)

Following his medical career in neurosurgery in the UK and Malaysia, Dr. Richard Veerapen undertook law studies, finally obtaining a PhD in Law and Society at the University of Victoria (UVic) Faculty of Law. As well as returning to grad studies after moving to Victoria in 2004, he administered health/social development services for a Saanich First Nations community for five years. Dr. Veerapen has taught Ethics in Public Health and Global Health at Simon Fraser University and UVic. He is currently completing a textbook on the management of conflict in healthcare environments. His interests centre on informed consent, shared decision-making, and inter-professional relationships in clinical practice.

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