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African-American Patient: Bias in Women’s Health

  • Mekbib GemedaEmail author
  • Anthonia Ojo
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Abstract

A pregnant African-American woman presents to labor and delivery with concerns of leg swelling. During her time at the hospital, the patient encounters biased and inappropriate comments from the attending physician.

Keywords

Implicit bias Women’s health Racial bias Patient care Stereotype Preeclampsia Colloquial term 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA

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