Chapter 19. Alice Gregory: A 71-Year-Old African American Woman with Aortic Stenosis
- Lisa Hark PhD, RD Consultant2 and
- Horace DeLisser MD Associate Professor Assistant Dean3
Published Online: 27 APR 2009
Copyright © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals
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Wiegers, S. E. and DeLisser, H. (2009) Alice Gregory: A 71-Year-Old African American Woman with Aortic Stenosis, in Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals (eds L. Hark and H. DeLisser), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311686.ch19
Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Cultural Competency and Spirituality, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
- Published Online: 27 APR 2009
- Published Print: 10 APR 2009
Print ISBN: 9781405180726
Online ISBN: 9781444311686
- African American woman with aortic stenosis;
- an echocardiogram (ECG) after primary care provider (PCP) noting a loud systolic murmur;
- desire to avoid a racist physician and racism;
- race/ethnicity concordance in patient–physician relationship;
- therapeutic relationship - honest, authentic, yet respectful and tactful
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Why might Mrs. Gregory have asked this question?
Why might Dr. Nueyang have been angered or hurt by Mrs. Gregory's question?
How should Dr. Nueyang have responded to Mrs. Gregory's questions?
Should the patient's request be honored, particularly if it might reflect a bias or prejudice on the part of the patient?