Biasing and Inequality
Biasing is influencing in a way that is not favorable, a trait portrayed through human way of thinking, performance and verdict. It may entail a given person making judgments and baseless opinions toward another person. Depending on a person predefined opinions, it may lead to distinct view towards a certain group of people on bases of race, religion, age, economic status or gender in a positive or negative manner. Biasing in medical sectors may take to major divides, within medical specialists, or between the medical professionals and the patient.
Patients may experience biasing depending on their economic status. For example, people stock up in normal wards whereas they are still unoccupied beds in luxurious wards set aside for wealthy people. Mostly these rooms have priority in access of medical doctors. This can be avoided by harmonizing the cost.
Many patients undergo suffering due to their gender and age. For instance, in most third world countries many women and kids die at delivery due to lack of good health services. This problem can be addressed by installing up to date health units.
However, at certain times it is hard to differentiate between religious and race discrimination, for example Muslims were subjected to poor treatment in health sectors due to political differences between west and east (Levin & Vanderpool, 1987). This can be improved by reconciling different races.
In early days it felt uncomfortable to be attended by an opposite gender doctor especially in private matters. This issue has made people improve their relationship with different genders an act that has made them accord respect to everyone in their own professionals.
In conclusion, biasing may influence and lower patients self-esteem and the dignity at which they are attend with and to avoid this medical staffs should avoid being biased at all cost.
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