What to Do If You Experienced Racial Discrimination in a Medical Setting

an asian patient experiencing racial discrimination in a medical setting

Racial discrimination happens when one experiences unequal treatment due to actual or perceived race. The Civil Rights Act 1964 and the U.S. Constitution prohibit any form of racial discrimination and works to ensure that the rights and standing of every resident in the country are protected regardless of their race. This section discusses unlawful racial discrimination in…

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Understanding the Importance of Informed Consent

Female patient signing a medical informed consent in front of her doctor.

Comprehension is as important as clinical information when discussing diagnosis, invasive procedures, as well as surgery with your doctor. A health scare will often leave patients both emotionally and cognitively overwhelmed. And unable to fully understand the scope and consequences of the situation at hand. Additionally, the patient must be able to communicate their wishes…

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