I remember the first time I was called the N-word. I was around eleven years old and my family was driving to Virginia Beach for a family vacation. I looked over at the car next to us and this woman was yelling out her car to us "NI---R! NI---R!" My mom asked me if I … Continue reading Words.
Recently, there have been multiple news articles addressing how Black people are not receiving adequate validation of their pain in healthcare settings. Jahi McMath's case was a prime example of this. Jahi was a 13 year old girl who was declared brain as a result of complications from a tonsillectomy. Though she is more well … Continue reading The Magical Negro: Validating Black Patients’ Pain.
"Either way, there is no sustainable accountability on the front end for the operation. No hospital, no ethics committee, and no advocacy. "
So we have made it to the end of the holiday season and the beginning of a new year! I am finishing up my personal carton of eggnog (because I don't believe in sharing) as we speak. But this year, I am especially reflective because I lost a loved one in a bioethical crisis this … Continue reading Can We Talk: Recovering from a Bioethical Crisis.
We are back with another Minority Physician Spotlight. Multiple studies have shown that minorities prefer and open up more to minority physicians. This recurring series will profile a minority physician as we chat about their motivations as a physician and their thoughts on bioethics. Check out this week’s doctor below! Name: Dr. Nicole Haughton Medical … Continue reading Minority Physician Spotlight: Dr. Nicole Haughton
(This week, we will have an encore performance of the post, Slaves Can't Give Informed Consent. This will be a nice welcome for my newer subscribers if they didn't catch some of my earlier posts. We will definitely have some fresh content coming in the following weeks! Love you all and hope you're still putting … Continue reading Slaves Can’t Give Informed Consent (Encore).
We're playing Six Degrees of Bioethics Separation again with Netflix's Stranger Things! Like, Comment, and Share!
You know, I don't remember life without needing to code switch. It was a crucial skill for me - matching how I acted to who I was around and where I was. I have two phone voices. I enunciate my words at school, but I let myself slur and speak ebonics at home. I temper my … Continue reading The Healthcare Provider Code Switch.
Personally, I don't have the heart to keep watching the news - especially with all of the natural disasters going on. However, when I forced myself to tune in, I did see on the news was President Trump throwing rolls of paper towels into the crowd in Puerto Rico like t-shirts at a sporting event. … Continue reading Hurricaned Hospitals and Stormy Support.
I love cities. I grew up in the D.C. Metropolitan Area suburbs, but I spent most of my literal-24-hour-day in Washington, D.C. After I graduated from college, I officially moved to one of my favorite cities for the first time - Philadelphia. I'm still in love with Philly, even though I've since moved to Boston. … Continue reading Cities, 9/11, and Baby Teeth.