Online Program

Racial Bias in Pain Assessment

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Kelly Hoffman, MA, PhD candidate, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
I will discuss my research showing that people--including medical personnel--assume a priori that Black people feel less pain than do White people. This bias does not appear to stem from negative racial attitudes toward Black people but rather assumptions that Black people have faced more hardship and that hardship leads to toughness.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Public health or related research

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.