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The Resource Just medicine : a cure for racial inequality in American health care, Dayna Bowen Matthew

Just medicine : a cure for racial inequality in American health care, Dayna Bowen Matthew

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Just medicine : a cure for racial inequality in American health care
Title
Just medicine
Title remainder
a cure for racial inequality in American health care
Statement of responsibility
Dayna Bowen Matthew
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Over 84,000 black and brown lives are needlessly lost each year due to health disparities, the unfair, unjust, and avoidable differences between the quality and quantity of health care provided to Americans who are members of racial and ethnic minorities and care provided to whites. Health disparities have remained stubbornly entrenched in the American health care system--and in Just Medicine, Dayna Bowen Matthew finds that they principally arise from unconscious racial and ethnic biases held by physicians, institutional providers, and their patients. Implicit bias is the single most important determinant of health and health care disparities. Because we have missed this fact, the money we spend on training providers to become culturally competent, expanding wellness education programs and community health centers, and even expanding access to health insurance will have only a modest effect on reducing health disparities. We will continue to utterly fail in the effort to eradicate health disparities unless we enact strong, evidence-based legal remedies that accurately address implicit and unintentional forms of discrimination, to replace the weak, tepid, and largely irrelevant legal remedies currently available. Our continued failure to fashion an effective response that purges the effects of implicit bias from American health care, Matthew argues, is unjust and morally untenable. In this book, she unites medical, neuroscience, psychology, and sociology research on implicit bias and health disparities with her own expertise in civil rights and constitutional law. Just Medicine offers us a new, effective, and innovative plan to regulate implicit biases and eliminate the inequalities they cause, and to save the lives they endanger."--
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Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.1089
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA448.4
LC item number
.M38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 B-564
  • W 76
  • W 76
NLM item number
M437 2015
Label
Just medicine : a cure for racial inequality in American health care, Dayna Bowen Matthew
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the new normal -- Bad law makes bad health -- Implicit bias and health disparities -- Physicians' unconscious racism -- From impressions to inequity: connecting the empirical dots -- Implicit bias during the clinical encounter -- Implicit bias beyond the clinical encounter -- From inequity to intervention: what can be done about implicit bias -- A structural solution -- A new normal: the restoration of Title VI -- Conclusion: beyond Title VI
Control code
ocn906010866
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781479896738
Lccn
2015017158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)906010866
Label
Just medicine : a cure for racial inequality in American health care, Dayna Bowen Matthew
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the new normal -- Bad law makes bad health -- Implicit bias and health disparities -- Physicians' unconscious racism -- From impressions to inequity: connecting the empirical dots -- Implicit bias during the clinical encounter -- Implicit bias beyond the clinical encounter -- From inequity to intervention: what can be done about implicit bias -- A structural solution -- A new normal: the restoration of Title VI -- Conclusion: beyond Title VI
Control code
ocn906010866
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781479896738
Lccn
2015017158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)906010866

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