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Comment aborder les inégalités en matière de santé auxquelles sont confrontées les minorités grâce à la simulation

Diversité dans la formation en soins de santé

In the United States, approximately 36% of the population belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group – and this percentage is only expected to grow.1 As the U.S. becomes increasingly diverse, so too does the patient population. And, this should affect how healthcare professionals train for their roles.

Compared with white patients, members of racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to receive preventative health services and often receive lower-quality care.2 Even after considering income, neighborhood, and health insurance – factors typically used to explain racial disparities – black patients still had poorer health outcomes than white patients.3 To combat health disparities, experts say that providers must acknowledge that both structural racism and implicit biases exist in healthcare.4