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The Resource Black man in a white coat : a doctor's reflections on race and medicine, Damon Tweedy, M.D

Black man in a white coat : a doctor's reflections on race and medicine, Damon Tweedy, M.D

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Black man in a white coat : a doctor's reflections on race and medicine
Title
Black man in a white coat
Title remainder
a doctor's reflections on race and medicine
Statement of responsibility
Damon Tweedy, M.D
Title variation
Black man in a white coat
Title variation remainder
a doctors reflections on race and medicine
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Tweedy began medical school, he envisioned a bright future where his segregated, working-class background would become irrelevant. Instead he found himself grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans, and met a professor who bluntly questioned whether he belonged in medical school. In examining the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of most health problems in the black community
Summary
"One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black AmericansWhen Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class backgroundwill become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. The recipient of a scholarship designed to increase black student enrollment, Tweedy soon meets a professor who bluntly questions whether he belongs in medical school, a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his career. Making matters worse, in lecture after lecture the common refrain for numerous diseases resounds, "More common in blacks than whites." Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of most health problems in the black community. These issues take on greater meaning when Tweedy is himself diagnosed with a chronic disease far more common among black people. In this powerful, moving, and deeply empathic book, Tweedy explores the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care"--
Storyline
Tone
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10416108
Cataloging source
DLC
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Tweedy, Damon
Dewey number
  • 610.92
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Tweedy, Damon
  • African American physicians
  • Physicians (General practice)
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • Physicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a doctor's reflections on race and medicine
Label
Black man in a white coat : a doctor's reflections on race and medicine, Damon Tweedy, M.D
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bilbiographical references (pages 289-291)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disparities -- Barriers -- Perseverance
  • Introduction -- Disparities. People like us ; Baby mamas ; Charity care ; Inner-city blues -- Barriers. Confronting hate ; When doctors discriminate ; The color of HIV/AIDS -- Perseverance. Matching ; Doing the right thing ; Beyond race
Control code
ocn886486049
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781250044631
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015018599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)886486049
Label
Black man in a white coat : a doctor's reflections on race and medicine, Damon Tweedy, M.D
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bilbiographical references (pages 289-291)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disparities -- Barriers -- Perseverance
  • Introduction -- Disparities. People like us ; Baby mamas ; Charity care ; Inner-city blues -- Barriers. Confronting hate ; When doctors discriminate ; The color of HIV/AIDS -- Perseverance. Matching ; Doing the right thing ; Beyond race
Control code
ocn886486049
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781250044631
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015018599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)886486049

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