Moreover, they see her as some type of monster or a pathetic excuse for a person. When in actuality she is just someone who may be struggling with a mental illness, or one that was created for her. Kaysen has to deal with the stigma that exists within the outside world for the rest of her life because of her premature institutionalization by her doctor. This was a way for her family to use the medical system against Susanna and throw her into a hospital to try to turn her into a woman that they approve
Renée Montagne, a radio journalist, and Ann M. Simmons, a global development writer, briefly touch on this in their research, suggesting that the families left behind struggle emotionally to move on and want answers for what happened. Simmons briefly wrote about how early unequal treatment can begin saying, “African American women also say that healthcare professionals are often dismissive of their concerns if they are poor, have health problems or already have several children” (Simmons). Consequently, this form of treatment can lead to patients and family questioning health care professionals. Additionally, Renée Montagne pointed out the prejudice many medical professionals possess stating, “But now many social scientists and medical researchers agree, the problem isn't race but racism.” (Montagne). Under these circumstances, it is easy to see the psychological effects of receiving unequal medical
During a time of racism and segregation Rebecca Lee Crumpler doubted many people by becoming one of the first African American woman physician. Her journey to become a physician was challenging as she was doubted, had no support from her peers but she was determined to prove people wrong. At a young age, Crumpler faced many doubters, as many black females either became slaves or housewives; she followed her aunt’s footsteps and began to study medicine. During her time in medical school she was faced with many challenges by her follow peers, racism and hypercritical attitudes from her peers made her determined to look pass their judgment and pursue her dream of becoming a doctor, “the prejudice that prevented African Americans from pursuing careers in medicine to become the first African American woman in the United States to earn an M.D. degree" ("Changing the Face of Medicine | Rebecca Lee Crumpler.").
The racial issues during the time period foreshadowed conflicts throughout the play. In the play, Mama and Ruth both did domestic work for white families and Walter was a driver for a white man. Beneatha had dreams of being a doctor and she was going to school for it and she kept on being discouraged by the people who did not think it was possible. “Walter: Who the hell told you you had to be a doctor? If you so crazy ‘bout messin ‘round with sick people-then go be a nurse like other women-or just get married and be quiet,,,,”(497 in pdf).
At17, Florence felt God wanted her to be a nurse. In Victorian England, most nurses were under educated and thought lowly of, so her parents did not want her to become a nurse , as they felt she was from too high a level of wealth and social standard. Hospital conditions at that time were terrible. Doctors did operations without any anesthetic, and many people who went to hospitals died. Florence began to visit hospitals.
During this process, Betsy’s mother becomes rather knowledgeable about sickle cell anemia, and it is this knowledge that causes her to become rather critical of the ways in which doctors treat Betsy (Mattingly 115). Throughout the Mattingly’s work, themes of power and race arise. Doctor Kesen’s automatic assumption of power over Dr. Carter, is a main illustration of his arrogance. As Dotty and her doctor walk in for a consultation, Dr. Kesen inquires if Doctor Carter has spoken badly about him (Mattingly 106). If I were in Dotty’s shoes, I would question his sincerity, as
The book I Am Malala is about a young girl who is at odds with the Taliban because she disagrees with their extreme views of the Islamic religion and stands up for women’s rights, education most specifically. Malala shows her need for control over her life from the very beginning when she begins her fight for education. A lot of people in the Islamic religion believe that women should never be seen with a male other than their relative. The Taliban despised the idea of women getting an education, but Malala and many others fought back. Many people, her father being the biggest advocate, believed that “lack of education was the root of all Pakistan’s problems” (page 41).
This, in turn, becomes a mindset that encourages self-hatred and shame about something that cannot be changed or is dangerous to try (Utley and Darity134). Perpetuation this bias is present in schools, medicine, or areas of employment. Individuals with darker skin present deep self-esteem issues because of different treatment that is clear in day-to-day life. Through an interview conducted with a focus group about skin color and relationships, one interviewee spoke about her dark-skinned cousin: "during my cousin's puberty years her mother would take her to 100s of doctors for acne and to make her fair . .
Women physicians in academic medicine report more sexual harassment and gender discrimination than their women colleagues practicing within the same community. On the other hand, gender discrimination remains pervasive within the academic environment and can potentially be more damaging than sexual harassment (Jacobs et al, 2000). In a survey study of 24 randomly selected medical schools in the contiguous United States in 2000, women physicians were 2.5 times more likely to perceive a sexually hostile academic environment than their male colleagues. 77% of women and 30% of men faculty perceived gender discrimination within the institution, and 52% of women faculty and 5% of men faculty reported sexual harassment by a colleague or supervisor. Furthermore, women reported that such behavior is a serious barrier to career
Doctor suicide is a difficult topic to discuss, how can a savior of lives end up dead like the ones he or she was trying to save? Doctors killing themselves is a real problem in today’s society. From novels such as Samuel Shem’s The House of God, to major news outlets, all discuss in countless articles on the tragic topic. Lots of doctors and psychiatrists have attempted to answer the question. Pamela Wible’s article What I’ve Learned from my Tally of 757 Doctor Suicides and Pranay Sinha’s Why Do Doctors Commit Suicide, provides two reasons for the plague of doctor suicide.