Sickle Cell Disease Patient

  • Gwendolyn Poles


This chapter discusses two encounters an African-American female physician living with sickle cell disease has with the healthcare system.


Sickle cell disease Pain control Cultural competency Implicit and/or explicit bias 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gwendolyn Poles
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  1. 1.PinnacleHealth System, Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Medical Director Kline Health CenterHarrisburgUSA

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