Arthritis At Home Episode 87 – The Impact of Race, Gender & Class on Patient-Provider Interactions
In this episode of Arthritis At Home, Ms. Maya Joshi, former Programs Coordinator of Arthritis Consumer Experts, provides an overview of an undergraduate paper she authored: Unequal Treatment: The effect of social position on patient-provider interactions. Maya highlights key findings regarding the impact of race and gender on patient-provider interactions. She also shares insight on how class and socioeconomic status can impact patient-provider interactions.
Cheryl and Maya conclude with a reminder for patients and providers to be aware of and acknowledge the presence of implicit biases – mental shortcuts that we use to make quick decisions on how to interact with people based on small amounts of information we gather from first appearances.
To read Ms. Joshi’s full research paper, click on the link below
Sojourners: Vol 12-13 – Unequal Treatment: The effect of social position on patient-provider interactions (Page 172) – https://blogs.ubc.ca/sojourners/files/2021/07/Sojourners-Final-Online-Volume-12-13.pdf
For additional reading on the topics of health inequities, check out these links below:
Arthritis Consumer Experts’ special series on health inequities and arthritis
- Understanding health inequities in Canada: What shapes a person’s health? – https://bit.ly/UnderstandingHealthInequitiesinCanada
- Spotlight on Indigenous peoples and barriers to arthritis care – https://bit.ly/BarrierstoArthritisCareIndigenous
- The language gap – https://bit.ly/TheLanguageGap
- Who is and who is not represented in research? – https://bit.ly/WhoIsRepresentedinResearch
- ACE National Survey on virtual care services for people living with arthritis: Examining virtual health inequities – https://bit.ly/HealthInequitiesVirtualCareJHIEN