“Study Links Disparities in Pain Management to Racial Bias”

“In a study of medical students and residents, researchers find that a substantial number of white medical students and residents hold false beliefs about biological differences between black and white people (e.g., black people’s skin is thicker; black people’s blood coagulates more quickly) that could affect how they assess and treat the pain experienced by black patients.
The findings are detailed online in the April 4 edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
The researchers found that half of the sample endorsed at least one of the false beliefs, and those who endorsed these beliefs were more likely to report lower pain ratings for the black vs. white patient, and were less accurate in their treatment recommendations for the black vs. white patient.”

Welp. This is how a person develops trust issues.

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