Seeing Patients Unconscious Bias in Health Care

ISBN-10: 0674049055

ISBN-13: 9780674049055

Edition: 2011

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Although there has been much debate about reform of the U.S. healthcare system, this book finds a neglected area of concern: the role played by bias in the provision of medical treatment. Surgeon, Augustus White, highlights how race, sexuality & class all seem to have a bearing on how sick people are treated.
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 276
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Augustus A. White III, M.D., is Professor of Medical Education and Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the first African American department chief at Harvard's teaching hospitals.

Introduction: My Fellow Humans
It Takes a Village: Memphis
Scrub Nurse
Becoming a Doctor: Stanford
Becoming a Surgeon: Yale
Combat Surgeon: Death and Our Common Humanity
Getting toward Equal: Sweden
A Man Ain't Nothin' but a Man
Orthopedic Chief: Harvard
Diagnosis and Treatment: The Subconscious at Work
Health-Care Disparities: Race
Health-Care Disparities: Women, Hispanics, Elderly, Gay
Culturally Competent Care
Some Practical Suggestions for Patients and Physicians
National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
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