Ms. Seleana Nolen
In this discussion we will look into the different ways that people are treated in Healthcare due to their skin tone and the many barriers that have been placed to support this treatment. For many, the differences have been hard wired into treatment plans and statistics. Some factors are taught in school making healthcare professionals believe that they are providing quality care. Once we take a deeper dive into the reasons for these differences, we see that it is not due to our genetics but due to the taught behavior and false stigmas that have been developed long before this century. We will discuss the biases that exist within the healthcare system by providers, support staff, insurance companies, and the patients. The purpose for this conversation is to make us all aware of how biases and ignorance, whether intentional or unintentional, can affect the level and quality of care patients receive. This discussion will shed light on medical discrimination and biases, and share strategies on how to respectfully address and bring awareness to them.