Morehouse School of Medicine Faculty Members Make Valuable Contributions to New Book 'Stigma and Prejudice'


Members of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)'s faculty tackle diversity in healthcare in a new book.

MSM Surgery and Grady Trauma's Drs. Derrick Beech, Ed Childs, Clarence Clark and Omar Danner contributed to the chapters "Building Diversity Initiatives in Academic Medicine" and "Improving Workforce Diversity in Minority and Majority Institutions" in the book Stigma and Prejudice: Touchstones in Understanding Diversity in Healthcare, edited by Ranna Parekh and Dr. Childs. 

"The authors describe unique patient populations affected by stigma and prejudice and the prevalence of these issues to all healthcare providers," publisher Springer Science + Business Media says of the overall text. "Each chapter covers the forms of prejudice and stigma associated with minority statuses, including religious minorities, the homeless, as well as those stigmatized by serious medical conditions, such HIV/AIDS, obesity, and substance misuse disorders."

Available in both eBook and hardcover formats, Stigma and Prejudice is aimed at any medical professional working with stigmatized populations, including psychiatrists, physicians and social workers. The text also discusses ways to connect in a clinical setting with people of varied backgrounds.

Visit the Springer website for more information or to purchase the book.

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