Keisha Ray publishes paper about iatrogenic harms for Black people from clinicians’ racial bias

By Angela Gomez, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
August 3, 2022

Clinicians’ Racial Biases as Pathways to Iatrogenic Harms for Black People” is the title of a recent article in the AMA Journal of Ethics by Keisha Ray, PhD. In the paper, Ray discusses that, in addition to structural inequities contributing to racial disparities in Black people’s health outcomes, clinicians’ racial bias influences quality of care. This is especially relevant in pain management and limb amputations.