Combatting Ageism in Medical Practice

Combatting Ageism in Medical Practice

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 942 , Segment 2

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  • Nov 13, 2018 10:00 pm
  • 16:21 mins

Guest: Ronald Adelman, MD, Professor of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital Doctors are trained to pick up on details about the health of their patients. But many doctors also fail to notice the subtle ways in which their own biases affect how they treat their patients. Physicians are particularly prone to dismissing the concerns of elderly patients because of age-related stereotypes. A handful of medical schools across the country have developed programs to combat this “ageism” among doctors in training.

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