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Author Tweedy, Damon, author.

Title Black man in a white coat : a doctor's reflections on race and medicine / Damon Tweedy, M.D.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Picador, 2015.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Non-Fiction - CHVY-11  610.92 TWE    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Biography - DKLY-12  B TWE    AVAILABLE
 FHN Health Science Library Stacks - FELY-15  WZ 100 T971 2015    AVAILABLE
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Adult Non Fiction - FRPY-12  610.92 TWE    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  610.92 TWE    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL Adult Non-Fiction - GALY-13  305.8 TWE    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Biography - IPLY-11  B TWEEDY    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  610.92 TWE    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Biography - NLBB-1  B TWE    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  610.92 TWE    AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Description 294 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-291).
Contents Disparities. People like us ; Baby mamas ; Charity care ; Inner-city blues -- Barriers. Confronting hate ; When doctors discriminate ; The color of HIV/AIDS -- Perseverance. Matching ; doing the right thing ; Beyond race.
Summary "One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans. When Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. The recipient of a scholarship designed to increase black student enrollment, Tweedy soon meets a professor who bluntly questions whether he belongs in medical school, a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his career. Making matters worse, in lecture after lecture the common refrain for numerous diseases resounds, "More common in blacks than whites." Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of most health problems in the black community. These issues take on greater meaning when Tweedy is himself diagnosed with a chronic disease far more common among black people. In this powerful, moving, and deeply empathic book, Tweedy explores the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care"-- Provided by publisher.
"When Damon Tweedy first enters the halls of Duke University Medical School on a full scholarship, he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. When one of his first professors mistakes him for a maintenance worker, it is a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his early career. Making matters worse, in lecture after lecture the common refrain for numerous diseases resounds, "More common in blacks than whites." In riveting, honest prose, Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of most health problems in the black community. These elements take on greater meaning when Tweedy finds himself diagnosed with a chronic disease far more common among black people. In this powerful, moving, and compassionate book, Tweedy deftly explores the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care.- For readers of Atul Gawande, Sandeep Jauhar, Pauline W. Chen, and Henrietta Lacks"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Tweedy, Damon -- Health.
African American physicians -- North Carolina -- Biography.
Physicians (General practice) -- North Carolina -- Biography.
Discrimination in medical care -- North Carolina.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781250044631 (hardcover)
1250044634 (hardcover)

 
    
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