Chapter 17. The Culture of Medicine and Racial, Ethnic, and Class Disparities in Healthcare

  1. Mary Romero and
  2. Eric Margolis
  1. Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good,
  2. Cara James,
  3. Byron J. Good and
  4. Anne E. Becker

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996973.ch18

The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities

The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities

How to Cite

DelVecchio Good, M.-J., James, C., Good, B. J. and Becker, A. E. (2005) The Culture of Medicine and Racial, Ethnic, and Class Disparities in Healthcare, in The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities (eds M. Romero and E. Margolis), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996973.ch18

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631231547

Online ISBN: 9780470996973

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Keywords:

  • culture of medicine;
  • racial disparities;
  • ethnic disparities;
  • class disparities;
  • healthcare

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Culture of Medicine: Insights from Physicians in Academic Teaching Hospitals

  • Disruptions in the Medical Machine

  • Political Correctness, the Medical Machine, and the Meaning of Bias

  • Addressing Healthcare Disparities through the Training of Healthcare Professionals

  • A Case Analysis of Disparities in Mental Health Services

  • African Americans and the “Over-diagnosis” of Schizophrenia

  • Culture and the Expression of Mental Illness

  • “Clinician Bias,” “Aversive Racism,” and Misdiagnosis

  • Race, Perceptions of Violence, Involuntary Commitment, and Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

  • Cautions: Health Systems Issues, and the Complexities of Mental Health Phenomena

  • Concluding Questions