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Physician Perspectives: Examining the Intersections of White Privilege and Racism in Medicine [medicalbag.com]

 

Two powerful articles published in the Annals of Family Medicine examined the issue of white privilege within the medical community.

In the first piece,1 author Max J. Romano, MD, MPH, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, opens with an anecdote of an experience during work at a hospital, when he witnessed other staff members making generalizations about a recently deceased patient based on that patient's race:

"One hospital staff member removed a cell phone from the patient's pocket, and then removed a second phone from the same pocket. A medical resident, wearing three pagers and two phones...joked, 'Maybe he was on call.'

[For more on this story by Alyssa Capel, go to https://www.medicalbag.com/lif...ings/article/805235/]

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