Can we expect patients to trust modern medicine before addressing the racial disparities in research and diagnoses?
Carmen Black, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and director of Social Justice and Health Equity Education in Adult Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, joins this episode of The Menninger Clinic’s Mind Dive podcast. This conversation explores how clinicians can make a meaningful impact while still facing centuries of racial disparities that are sometimes difficult to spot in daily clinical practice.
Dive in to hear accessible steps clinicians of any type can take to address inequity and racial bias in mental health care.
“We are more powerful to delivery equity than we can image because the disparities are so huge,” said Dr. Black. “It starts with being able to acknowledge it in real time.”
Dr. Black is a family-oriented African American physician and strong supporter of racial diversity in medicine. Her research interests focus on promoting racial diversity within academic medicine and addressing influences on poor patient care, specifically racial and mental health discrimination.
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