A Boston hospital announced they will attempt to start an “antiracist agenda for medicine” and will offer “preferential care based on race” and “race-explicit interventions.”
“Together with a coalition of fellow practitioners and hospital leaders, we have developed what we hope will be a replicable pilot program for direct redress of many racial health care inequities,” Harvard Medical School instructors Bram Wispelwey and Michelle Morse wrote in the article.
“Offering preferential care based on race or ethnicity may elicit legal challenges from our system of colorblind law … We encourage other institutions to proceed confidently on behalf of equity and racial justice, with backing provided by recent White House executive orders,” the authors explain in a reference to recent executive orders signed by President Joe Biden.
The authors of the paper claim that white cardiac patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital were more likely to be admitted than minorities who are prone to suffer from cardiac problems. As a result of the findings the authors brought in a critical race theory expert and have developed a pilot program which will launch later this spring.
In a statement to the press Brigham and Women’s hospital touted the pilot program but refused to say it’s the formal position of the hospital.
April 15, 2021
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com