Stereotypes and Microaggressions

Racist Subtleties in the Healthcare Setting

Authors

  • Amrita Sohanpal MacEwan University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31542/muse.v5i1.1251

Abstract

Racism in the clinical setting is a complex, and often overlooked, reality that affects minority patients' health in varying degrees. From blatant bigotry to elusive forms of prejudice, clinicians can exhibit personal biases that often result in dire consequences for the patient. This paper explores some of the subtler forms of discrimination experienced by patients of colour, namely, stereotypes and microaggressions. Clinical examples of these phenomena are discussed, along with possible solutions, directed towards both clinicians and patients, that can lead to improved health outcomes of racial minorities in the healthcare environment. 

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Published

2021-07-26

How to Cite

Sohanpal, A. (2021). Stereotypes and Microaggressions: Racist Subtleties in the Healthcare Setting. MacEwan University Student EJournal, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.31542/muse.v5i1.1251

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Nursing