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Racism in Medicine: Race and Pain (Student Edition)

Learning Objectives
1. Identify the historical origin of racial beliefs about pain and Black people
2. Determine how unconscious (implicit) bias can impair clinical care in a case study of how a Black patient experiences treatment for pain
3. Develop strategies to avoid stereotyping the pain of Black patients in your care
0.25 Credit CME
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This course explores the history of racist beliefs about pain tolerance in people of color, specifically focusing on physician perceptions of Black people's pain, and how implicit, unconscious bias can impact patient care.

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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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