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***NEW eBook Available *** Legacy : A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine

by Erin Moore on 2024-02-08T08:00:00-07:00 in Diversity & Equity, Education, Ethics, Evidence-based practice | 0 Comments

Dr. Uché Blackstock's Legacy: a Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine is a groundbreaking exploration of the harsh realities faced by Black physicians and patients, and offers a poignant perspective on the pervasive issue of racism in healthcare. 

Through the lens of lived experience backed by research, Dr. Blackstock provides a compelling narrative that invites readers to reflect on the systemic barriers that have long hindered progress in the medical community. The stories of her mother and father, and the origin of her name, Uché, (and her sister's name, Oni) are tantamount to her own legacy that we unravel as we travel back to 1950s New York, the not-so-distant past, by way of West Africa. Then, the author's experiences at Harvard Medical School in the early 2000s convey the sad and scary truth that "it wasn't as much a case of what our professors were teaching us as what they were leaving out", Dr. Blackstock states.

And whew! They left out a lot: an entire historical, social, and political context in which the history and practice of medicine was embedded. 

Banner Health Library staff seeks to facilitate a deeper understanding of the impact of racial disparities on patient care, medical education, and the overall effectiveness of the healthcare system. We hope that Banner employees are empowered to engage in meaningful conversations, challenge biases, and contribute to the ongoing efforts to dismantle systemic racism in healthcare.

"Legacy" serves as a catalyst for change, encouraging healthcare professionals to confront uncomfortable truths and actively participate in creating a more just and compassionate healthcare landscape.  We proudly wish to communicate our commitment to knowledge dissemination and strive to be a driving force in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the medical community. By providing access to this vital work, the library plays a crucial role in advancing the conversation around racial disparities in medicine and fostering a healthcare system that values the experiences and well-being of all. 

Please note that we have a 1-user license which means that only one person can view this title at a time (I know - an added annoyance). You may also want to connect with your local public libraries to request a print copy if you prefer that format (or an ebook or audiobook delivered to your device). 

 Please connect with us if you have any questions! 


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