by Agueda Pacheco Flores
When Nathan Yemane’s father passed away two years ago, his father’s hospice experience wasn’t good enough. “Clinically it was competent, but culturally it was not,” he said.
“They looked at his last name and didn’t think the family spoke good English,” said Yemane over a Zoom call. “I just want to point out there’s definitely cultural incompetence that occurred.”
Continue reading Washington’s First Black-Owned Hospice Agency Waits for State Approval
by Chamidae Ford
Bridgette Hempstead, the founder of Cierra Sisters, received her breast cancer diagnosis on her 35th birthday. A diagnosis she had to fight tooth and nail to get.
When Hempstead went to the doctor intending to get a mammogram, her doctor urged her not to — not just because she was young, but because she was Black.
Continue reading Cierra Sisters Host Annual World Cancer Day Event Dedicated to Embracing Knowledge
by Ralina L. Joseph
A couple of years ago racism almost killed the love of my life, my husband, the father of our two children. The attempted murder didn’t come about through police violence or Karens trying to regulate his use of public space. Instead it came through the hands of the very people who should be improving the quality of his life: his doctors.
Continue reading OPINION: Skirting Death by Implicit Bias at the Doctor’s Office