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Racism in Medicine: Distrust and Mistrust (Student Edition)

Learning Objectives
1. Define and differentiate between trustworthiness, medical distrust, and medical mistrust
2. Explain how historical and contemporary instances of medical experimentation and research on people from racial and ethnic minority groups contribute to medical distrust and medical mistrust
3. Implement strategies to understand and address medical distrust and medical mistrust among patient communities and strive for trustworthiness
0.25 Credit CME
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Understanding the history behind a patient's lack of trust in a care plan will help you approach and communicate with patients more effectively. This module explores the distinctions between medical distrust and mistrust and how the history of medical experimentation and substandard care provided to people from racial and ethnic minority groups is at the root of mistrust and distrust in these communities.

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Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


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