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Offensive Tattoo

  • Sybil Zachariah
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter presents a case study of a patient with a racially offensive tattoo that alienates a provider and explores how such biases may affect patient care.

Keywords

Emergency medicine Doctor-patient relationship Discrimination Racism Tattoos 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sybil Zachariah
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  1. 1.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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