Discussing The Racist Patient: Clinical Insights on Race and Social Justice

Diane Thomas, Managing Editor
December 1, 2020

This past July, Harvard Medical School’s Postgraduate Medical Education team (PGME) launched a webinar series titled: Addressing Health Disparities: Clinical Insights on Race and Social Justice, which seeks to explore how race and racism affect the health of our communities. The following post is an excerpt from a session in which Dr. Sachin H. Jain discusses his paper “The Racist Patient” in the Annals of Internal Medicine with Dr. Kevin Tucker, faculty director of Accredited Programs for PGME: Continue reading “Discussing The Racist Patient: Clinical Insights on Race and Social Justice”

Physicians as Advocates for Social Change

By Ted A. James, MD, MHCM
November 10, 2020

“Harnessing society’s full potential for optimizing health outcomes across the lifespan requires reaching out well beyond the health care system.”  – The National Academy of Medicine

I’ve heard the argument that physicians should not get involved in social or political issues; however, I must disagree. This realm is very much where we need to be. Physicians have dedicated themselves to helping people and relieving suffering. Standing up for issues that protect the wellbeing of the people in our communities is central to our role as physicians. Issues such as equality, social justice, human rights, safety, and access to care profoundly influence patient care. Continue reading “Physicians as Advocates for Social Change”

Addressing Health Disparities: Clinical Insights on Race and Social Justice

A Webinar Series Offering Clinical Perspectives on Racial and Social Justice Issues

It’s no secret that racial and social disparities continue to affect the health of our communities across the United States. With increased attention resulting from the high-profile deaths of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement and the growing inequities stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, this weekly Harvard Medical School web series, Addressing Health Disparities: Clinical Insights on Race and Social Justice seeks to explore how race and racism affect the health of our communities. Continue reading “Addressing Health Disparities: Clinical Insights on Race and Social Justice”