Cultural Humility and Equity

Ariane Marie-Mitchell
2021 Neonatology Today  
Peer Reviewed 48 NEONATOLOGY TODAYtwww.NeonatologyToday.nettMay 2021 Readers can also follow NEONATOLOGY TODAY via our Twitter Feed @NEOTODAY Ariane Marie-Mitchell, MD I remember learning in medical school about differences in disease rates by race, gender, and age. These were presented as facts, such as the fact that African-Americans have higher rates of diabetes than Whites or that women have higher rates of depression than men. I remember assuming, or maybe even being told, that differences
more » ... d, that differences by race and gender were part of biological differences in genetics, hormones, and biochemistry. These differences were unfortunate, but like other facts, just part of the way things are. "There are a variety of types of societal oppressions, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, ableism, and ageism. These can be thought of like coin tosses because they all represent aspects of who we are that are out of our control."
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