According to researchers, a contributing cause of health inequity is a history of misdiagnosis and disbelief of patients.
Elise Mitchell is a PhD. candidate at New York University. In a recent presentation at Utah State University’s Logan campus, Mitchell spoke about the history of enslaved people who were accused of feigning illness. As part of her talk, she presented historical examples of when this disbelief proved to be fatal.
UnDisciplined Episode 29: The Demographic Sociologist and the Social Psychologist
This week on UnDisciplined, we're talking about why we don't do the things we know we should do. Why, for instance, don't we get as much sleep as we're supposed to? And why do we often withhold information from our doctors?