Inherent bias against people of color can affect pain management

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  • Inherent bias against people of color can affect pain management
    Inherent bias against people of color can affect pain management
    Chronic pain can drastically affect many areas of someone's life. It can make it harder to get good sleep. The exhaustion that results can affect cognitive performance and mood. Chronic pain can also affect someone's ability to perform their job. The pain may be so distracting that focusing mentally is difficult, or the pain may impact someone's physical ability to...
  • When doctors don’t listen to patients, they can make mistakes
    When doctors don’t listen to patients, they can make mistakes
    You trust your physician with your health and the well-being of your family. Whether you're visiting for a minor illness or an annual physical, you expect your doctor to listen to you and help determine the best way to preserve (or regain) your health. Most patients believe that their doctors will always do what is best for them, but sometimes...
  • Delayed diagnoses for cancer can make a major difference
    Delayed diagnoses for cancer can make a major difference
    Most people would do anything they can to avoid a diagnosis of cancer. After all, cancer often means that you will undergo invasive therapies and/or surgeries. Radiation and chemotherapy, in particular, can leave patients feeling much more ill than they did before their diagnoses. This knowledge can leave patients dreading hearing the "C" word from their doctors. However, accurate and...
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