Problem

Prejudiced medical attitudes

Other Names:
Biased physician care
Discrimination in medical treatment
Unethical bedside manner
Failure to diagnose due to prejudice
Nature:

Medical doctors need, and often are not given, training in how to treat their patients without sexual and racial prejudice. This ignorance is associated with lower rates of diagnosed illness, poorer treatment, and a bedside manner that is offensive to patients in the discriminated groups. The root of the prejudice is the belief that white men are more valuable and contribute more to society than other groups do.

Related Problems:
Coronary heart disease
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
20.12.2017 – 18:44 CET