The common assumption in any clinical trial process is that the investigators use data from a small sample group to generalize the findings to the broader population. In recent years, there have been campaigns towards the systematic adoption of the diversity and inclusion concept
Food deserts are a prime example of the link between racial injustice and food access. As reports indicate, years of structural racism and stereotypes about African Americans has made it significantly harder for them to access supermarkets.
How Underserved Patients Are Impacted by Negative Stereotype Threats & What They Can Do To Demand Accountability From Biased Providers
To achieve equity in health facilities, every health care provider should take up the responsibility to mitigate the effect of bias in medicine in all levels of interactions and points of contact with their patients.
Health disparities are preventable and mainly affect socially disadvantaged people- the minority, making this disadvantaged population face worse health outcomes. Stereotype threat is prominent as a result of the interactions between patients and health providers.
As a physician, I’ve seen disparities among my patients. I’ve seen it from my personal patient, but I’ve also seen it from other institutions especially in the research that we do, the environmental scans that we do, to how people are accessing health.
According to one study, Black patients are 22% less likely to receive pain medication than white patients. Based on existing data we know that zip codes impact one’s life expectancy and access to quality care.