Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Racism and discrimination in healthcare: Provider and Patients

Author(s): Ali Nagem

Racism and discrimination in Healthcare must be understood within the perspective of racial discrimination in social institutes. Systemic bias is not the unusual behavior demonstrated by few but is mostly backed by the unconscious discrimination based upon destructive negative stereotypes and institutional guidelines. A novel initiative to make medical staff skillful and induction of providers from the background of disadvantaged backgrounds along with enhanced regulatory monitoring and better data system can effectively address inequalities in the quality of care. Designing and implementation efficient approaches to eradicate the racial discrimination in medical care and health status must be made a national priority.

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