Disparities Among African American with Prostate Cancer. By Milen Reta Taghrid Najdi Pravin Chacko. History of African Americans in the United States. Slavery and Dehumanization Property vs. Person African Americans viewed as sub humans lacking intelligence, feeling character
Slavery and Dehumanization
Emancipation, Segregation, Discrimination
Segregation of Healthcare (20th century)
Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Mistrust of the healthcare system
Increasing cases of ethnic and racial minorities in the United States
African American men have a higher risk of prostate cancer
Primary care physiciansare not playing their roles
Disparities in screening
Other problem may occur in screening where false negative test result may be derived.
The Purnell model is effective in assisting in improving the outcomes of ethnic and minority groups in the United States.
The model assumes that all cultures have the common fundamental similarities.
Also, assumes that difference existing among the cultures does not show the superiority of the culture
It also outlines that culture influences individual’s responses and interpretation to the health care.
The Purnell model outlines differences among races as an important factor to consider while performing
investigating genetic diseases