Journal article

Review article: Implicit bias towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients within Australian emergency departments

Alyssa Quigley, Jennie Hutton, Georgina Phillips, Darlene Dreise, Toni Mason, Gail Garvey, Yin Paradies

Emergency Medicine Australasia | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to suffer adverse experiences in healthcare, with inequitable care prevalent in emergency settings. Individual, institutional and systemic factors play a significant part in these persisting healthcare disparities, with biases remaining entrenched in healthcare institutions. This includes implicit racial bias which can result in stereotyping of racial minorities and premature diagnostic closure. Furthermore, it may contribute to distrust of medical professionals resulting in higher rates of leave events and hinder racial minorities from seeking care or following treatment recommendations. The aim of this review is to analyse the effect o..

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