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How Stereotypes Hurt Patients

Warning: Stereotypes may be harmful to patients' health.

A national study led by a USC researcher found people who encountered the threat of being judged by negative stereotypes related to weight, age, race, gender, or social class in health care settings reported adverse effects. The researchers found those people were more likely to have hypertension, to be depressed, and to rate their own health more poorly. They were also more distrustful of their doctors, felt dissatisfied with their care, and were less likely to use highly accessible preventive care, including...

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Published By: Science 2.0 - Tuesday, 27 October, 2015

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