Race and Medicine: The Harm That Comes From Mistrust

While racial differences in health care outcomes are due to differences in health behaviors, education and income, mistrust of the health care system by African Americans and other People of Color also plays a role.  Austin Frakt describes racism in the health system and gives examples of communication barriers and racial stereotyping, such as the legacy of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and the sterilization of nonwhite women without consent and at times coerced.  To read the article, click here.

2 Comments on “Race and Medicine: The Harm That Comes From Mistrust

  1. A person’s health status is one of the most vulnerable domains of our existence. Sadly there have been too many incidences where People of Color have been exploited in this area.

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