Racism and Discrimination in Health Care: Providers and Patients

A patient of mine recently shared a story with me about her visit to an area emergency room a few years ago.* She had a painful medical condition. The emergency room staff not only did not treat her pain, but she recounted: “They treated me like I was trying to play them, like I was just trying to get pain meds out of them. They didn’t try to make any diagnosis or help me at all. They couldn’t get rid of me fast enough.”

Being Antiracist

To create an equal society, we must commit to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of our lives.