Medical Oppression: The Structural Mistreatments of African Americans in the Health Care System
Abuzaid, Sinan H.
Washington and Lee University, Shepherd Poverty Program
Discrimination in medical care
Capabilities approach (Social sciences)
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Capstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]Sinan H. Abuzaid is a member of the Class of 2022 of Washington and Lee University.Healthcare oppression is unique in that its consequences are as much physical as they are psychological. The dignity of the person, as well as their health, is threatened by factors that are inherently prejudiced as well as materialistic. As will be argued shortly, they originate from evolving historic context and systemic forces, and addressing these issues will require mapping out the social factors that have produced them. Social factors that both directly and indirectly, contribute to these disparities. Albeit difficult, that will be the next step in alleviating the medical injustice felt by black people in America. [From introductory section]Sinan Abuzaid