A U.S. study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has analyzed that racial bias on the part of a doctor can result in inadequate medical treatment and communication for black cancer patients.
Researchers analyzed video-recorded discussions between oncologists and African-American patients and discovered that biased doctors spent less time with their patients and patients had a harder time remembering the contents of their conversation. Author Louis A. Penner of the Karmanos Cancer Institute Detroit, Michigan said people generally have some level of racial bias, whether implicit or not, and doctors are no exception.
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