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…physicians may have an unconscious desire to avoid treating poor patients out of concerns about financial reimbursement. Such physicians might consciously or unconsciously presume poor patients are more likely to sue, as an excuse or way of avoiding the presumed difficulty associated with collecting payment from such patients. In this situation, the doctor’s unconscious mind can trick him or her into behaving in an undesirable way — a process known as unconscious bias. –Science Daily

Writing Prompt: Write a story, scene, or poem about someone who is denied medical care because they are poor.

Journaling Prompt: Write about your current medical concerns.

Art Prompt: Unconscious Bias
Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about unconscious bias in medicine and how it may affect them.

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