April 5, 2021

A Case of the Microaggression Monday

Academic Medicine


Read about what happens when a pediatric professor who studies and teaches about implicit bias experiences narrow-minded race-based medicine. I found her last paragraph to be particularly powerful: “ Despite what we know, we still use race as a static, unidirectional proxy for health and disease. Even for risk factors that might have an associative relationship, it can be dangerous to jump to causation, or to apply that relationship to individual patients without thought, care, or critique.”