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Chronic Noncancer Pain Management and Systemic Racism: Time to Move Toward Equal Care Standards

Authors Ghoshal M, Shapiro H, Todd K, Schatman ME

Received 17 October 2020

Accepted for publication 26 October 2020

Published 6 November 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 2825—2836

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S287314

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr E Alfonso Romero-Sandoval


Malini Ghoshal,1 Hannah Shapiro,2 Knox Todd,3 Michael E Schatman4,5

1Inspirra Healthcare, Plano, Texas, USA; 2Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA; 3Department of Emergency Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas, USA; 4Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 5Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Correspondence: Michael E Schatman Tel +1(425)647-4880
Email Michael.Schatman@tufts.edu


Although it is widely recognized that the United States has a severe and broad systemic racism problem, recent events have dramatically elevated the issue. Widespread protests in the US and around the world have brought much-deserved attention to the plights of Blacks, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) regarding injustices that they experience on a daily basis. For the sake not only of BIPOC, but communities and societies as a whole, racial injustice can no longer be ignored or minimalized.1
 
 

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