Race, Ethnicity, and Pain Treatment: Striving to Understand the Causes and Solutions to the Disparities in Pain Treatment

  title={Race, Ethnicity, and Pain Treatment: Striving to Understand the Causes and Solutions to the Disparities in Pain Treatment},
  author={V. Bonham},
  journal={The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics},
  pages={52 - 68}
  • V. Bonham
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
  • Racial and ethnic minorities are at higher risk for the ineffective treatment of pain. While others have investigated racial and ethnic disparities in access to health services generally, this article represents the first comprehensive review of the literature on racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of pain. In addition to conducting this review, the author also outlines some of the causes for the disparities as well as provides suggestions for future health-services research in this… CONTINUE READING
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