Black Doctor

  • Marcus L. MartinEmail author
  • Michelle Strickland
  • Stephanie Bossong


This chapter presents a case study of an incident in the emergency department where a patient and her family refuse care from an African-American attending physician.


“N” word Black person Abdominal pain Disability Cirrhosis Myocardial infarction White supremacy Mental health Schizophrenia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcus L. Martin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michelle Strickland
    • 1
  • Stephanie Bossong
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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