Brown Sugar: The Podcast

Episode 4: Is My Doctor a Racist?

February 27, 2021 Brown Sugar Season 2 Episode 4
Brown Sugar: The Podcast
Episode 4: Is My Doctor a Racist?
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Brown Sugar: The Podcast
Episode 4: Is My Doctor a Racist?
Feb 27, 2021 Season 2 Episode 4
Brown Sugar

Today's health-focused episode sheds light on the intersection between racial inequality and poor health outcomes for the black community. 

We dissect the foundations of racism within clinical trials and the medical curriculum. We then discuss how this can trickle into clinical practice and the disproportionately higher rate that black women die during childbirth. We also discuss the poor uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine among the black community. Finally, we touch on barriers to seeking mental health care among the black community and the importance of representation in the psychiatric field.

We propose solutions to how, during a pandemic, the health system can benefit public health by looking at how better serve its minority communities.

Show Notes

Today's health-focused episode sheds light on the intersection between racial inequality and poor health outcomes for the black community. 

We dissect the foundations of racism within clinical trials and the medical curriculum. We then discuss how this can trickle into clinical practice and the disproportionately higher rate that black women die during childbirth. We also discuss the poor uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine among the black community. Finally, we touch on barriers to seeking mental health care among the black community and the importance of representation in the psychiatric field.

We propose solutions to how, during a pandemic, the health system can benefit public health by looking at how better serve its minority communities.