JointHealth™ express   September 12, 2021

On Arthritis Awareness Month, we’re sharing this Arthritis At Home episode with Ms. Maya Joshi, former Programs Coordinator of Arthritis Consumer Experts. She 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

For additional reading on the topics of health inequities, check out these links below:

Arthritis Consumer Experts’ special series on health inequities and arthritis