Racial Discrimination from Patients: Institutional Strategies to Establish Respectful Emergency Department Environments

  title={Racial Discrimination from Patients: Institutional Strategies to Establish Respectful Emergency Department Environments},
  author={Anita Nandkumar Chary and Mariam O. Fofana and Harajeshwar S Kohli},
  journal={Western Journal of Emergency Medicine},
  pages={898 - 902}
2 Citations

Racial Discrimination in Patient Care—Preserving Relationships With Integrity

  • Donna M. Fahey
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Journal of hospice and palliative nursing : JHPN : the official journal of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
  • 2022
Creative solutions are explored that preserve patient-clinician relationships without sacrificing personal integrity when racism is encountered to help clinicians, health care teams, and organizations deal with racism.



Dealing with Racist Patients.

A patient's refusal of care based on the physician's race or ethnic background can raise thorny ethical, legal, and clinical issues — and can be painful and confusing for physicians. Sound decision

Dealing fairly with racist patients

Clinicians should be able to exercise judgment on whether patients should be referred for treatment or not, according to a report published in the British Medical Journal.

Confronting Racial Violence: Resident, Unit, and Institutional Responses.

The authors argue that responses to such incidents should acknowledge the history of structural racism in U.S. society and in medicine and recommend an approach that names the racism directly while addressing the safety of the patient and the providers in the moment.

The Dilemma of the Racist Patient.

Although racism in the health care setting can present a reasonable window to generate productive dialogue to improve race relations, a deeply entrenched and pervasive mindset can be difficult to reverse and should not impede the primary goal of providing timely patient care.

Hospital Workplace Violence Prevention in California: New Regulations

In response to startling statistics in the increasing number of workplace violence (WPV) incidents against health care workers, California employers across the continuum of care are preparing their

Commentary: profiling by appearance and assumption: beyond race and ethnicity.

  • R. Sapien
  • Medicine
    Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
  • 2010
This commentary believes that the discussion of racial profiling in medicine should be broadened to include profiling on the basis of general appearance, and advocates raising awareness of profiling in the broader sense through training.

Racism in Medicine: Shifting the Power

This essay shares a personal experience in which a racist rant by a patient seemingly reverses the power dynamic, and it is hoped that this paper will strengthen other family physicians and professional minorities that are victims of racism, discrimination, and prejudice.

Preventing and managing workplace violence against healthcare workers in Emergency Departments

Dementia, schizophrenia, anxiety, acute stress reaction, suicidal ideation, and alcohol and drug intoxication were found as predictors of physical violence perpetrated by patients against HCWs.

The Discriminatory Patient and Family: Strategies to Address Discrimination Towards Trainees

Four themes emerged from interviews with 13 faculty: assess illness acuity, cultivate a therapeutic alliance, depersonalize the event, and ensure a safe learning environment, which suggested educational strategies included team debriefing and critical reflection.

Harassment and Discrimination in Medical Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

This review demonstrates the surprisingly high prevalence of harassment and discrimination among medical trainees that has not declined over time and recommends both drafting policies and promoting cultural change within academic institutions to prevent future abuse.