After reading Chapters 9 & 10 of the textbook, choose question 1 or 2 and answer

After reading Chapters 9 & 10 of the textbook, choose question 1 or 2 and answer the following questions pertaining to either “Prejudice and the Medical Profession” or “Sexual and Gender Minority Health.”
“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

1) Read Chapter 9 of the textbook watch the video on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and answer the following questions:
Do you feel certain groups of patients are getting different care? Why are doctors sometimes the targets of bias and racism?
Do you feel we can fix this? How?
What is your reaction to the Tuskegee experiment? How could it have happened and could this happen again?
2) Over the past few decades, clinicians, public health researchers, and officials have become increasingly aware that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons constitute sexual and gender minorities who have unique health care needs.
What are some of the barriers that LGBT populations encounter?
How do we improve public health policy and the quality and number of public health
programs for LGBT populations?
How do we create a healthier environment for sexual and gender minority patients?
Write your thoughts on the related material that resonated with you in the assigned readings and video.
Material: Donohoe, M. (2013). Public Health and Social Justice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons.
Material: Desmond, M. (2016). Evicted. New York, NY: Broadway Books/Penguin Random House, LLC.

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