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

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

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Black man in a white coat : a doctor's reflections on race and medicine
Title
Black man in a white coat
Title remainder
a doctor's reflections on race and medicine
Statement of responsibility
Damon Tweedy, M.D
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Black man in a white coat
Title variation remainder
a doctors reflections on race and medicine
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eng
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"--
  • "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"--
Summary
"One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black AmericansWhen Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class backgroundwill 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"--
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  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
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autobiography
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10416108
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DLC
Dewey number
920
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portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a doctor's reflections on race and medicine
Label
Black man in a white coat : a doctor's reflections on race and medicine, Damon Tweedy, M.D
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/631/9781250044631/image/lgcover.9781250044631.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bilbiographical references (pages 289-291)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
886486049
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781250044631
Lccn
2015018599
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)886486049
Label
Black man in a white coat : a doctor's reflections on race and medicine, Damon Tweedy, M.D
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/631/9781250044631/image/lgcover.9781250044631.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bilbiographical references (pages 289-291)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
886486049
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781250044631
Lccn
2015018599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)886486049

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