Bias In Medicine: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Опубликовано: 19 августа 2019
  • John Oliver discusses the roles that gender and racial bias can play in medical treatment.

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  • Hedda Axelsson
    Hedda Axelsson  3 часов назад

    Who would sell the drugs they actually really need? Like who would hate themselves that much? Nobody does that. And if they do then I think someone needs to check their self esteem.

    • The Bitterman
      The Bitterman  4 часов назад

      Despite the traditional differences such as socioeconomic status, diet, and environment, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University found that African American have an more potent blood clotting factor then Caucasians. In the experiment, Bray et.Al. took blood samples from 154 subjects( 70 blacks and 84 whites) and tested the blood clotting affinity. They found that that Blacks blood clots faster because of the clotting agent PAR4.

      • Ayan Ray Baruah
        Ayan Ray Baruah  9 часов назад

        USA is like a Cake. It seems perfect and sexy from the outside and can easily tempt you but its only when you "Cut" the cake you understand what kind of Taste, Looks and Work goes down.

        • Plusmin cares
          Plusmin cares  12 часов назад

          Wanda Sykes = not funny

          • Aaron Janusch
            Aaron Janusch  16 часов назад

            It's so damn sad that kinda crap is STILL going on! Nice one, American't!

            • Caroline Howland
              Caroline Howland  19 часов назад

              John Oliver and his team always do a great job with their research. My one concern is the nursing textbook, which was referencing cultural (not racial) concerns over how people might communicate their pain. While race has nothing to do with pain scales, someone's cultural upbringing and experiences can very much change how they communicate to doctors. When I've seen these references in texts, they are attempting to tell healthcare professionals that a person's culture and / or religion will change their perception of pain and how they report it, perhaps giving a lower number when asked. Believing in stoicism or that pain must be endured will change how pain is reported.

              • Pete Bash
                Pete Bash  20 часов назад

                Perfectly reasonable to think that skin thickness may differ on average with different genetics... as does skin colour, hair, muscle composition, etc. Besides, the excerpts from these studies were not fairly represented by John - edited to help make his argument.

                • Capital L
                  Capital L  1 дней назад

                  WHATSLARRYSPROBLEM.COM exist for real

                  • Mattlovesanime64
                    Mattlovesanime64  2 дней назад

                    That sacred number BS was in my nursing textbook too.

                    • Youtube University
                      Youtube University  2 дней назад

                      Never study a "purer" form of X in order to understand X. Understandig X involves studying "impurities".

                      • Gary Kelley
                        Gary Kelley  2 дней назад

                        There's bias everywhere, sad it's in that profession as well. Even women can have bias against other women. When I was married my mother in law wouldn't listen to something my wife would say, I would repeat it almost exactly verbatim, and then she'd be like, "Oh..I see." In the medical field though way more serious, it makes me sad we're so backward.

                        • 00Geeky00 00Goggles00
                          00Geeky00 00Goggles00  2 дней назад

                          16:30 Ohhhhh it's moments like this that make me remember that John is a father. Did anyone else see him tearing up? That hurts...

                          • Melania Trump
                            Melania Trump  2 дней назад

                            The reason for this bias is not patriarchy. Health pros are swimming in endless stream of hypochondriac females who go see them simply because they "like feel little icky" and they thereby learn to ignore women's health complaints. Men on the other hand generally do not visit doctors needlessly. Men ignore chronic pain for months thinking "its nothing serious", so when a man finally goes see a doctor, he most likely has a diagnosable condition.

                            • HanadaMarie
                              HanadaMarie  2 дней назад

                              This is too real. I hate going to the ER. Been for anaphylaxis and asthma attacks, which are diagnosed by doctors and I have prescribed medications for, and they told me I might have anxiety. They literally told me my throat closed up after eating something I was allergic to because I was having a panic attack. They still gave me steroids. A bit later I was having problems with asthma and I didn't respond well to my rescue inhaler (my heart would race and I would get jittery when regularly taking it), so my doctor told me on a Saturday to go in and get steroids. The ER doc said I was having a panic attack and that it wasn't asthma, they didn't give me steroids. I went into the doctor on Monday to them being furious at the said ER and I had to go through a whole treatment thing. They had to push my insurance to get me the more expensive inhaler that wouldn't make my heart race.
                              To be honest, it fucked with my head so bad sometimes I still don't think I have asthma and wonder if I made up the allergies.

                              • Aiwass L
                                Aiwass L  2 дней назад

                                it is better to compare the statistics of deaths of black people with the statistics of deaths in Africa and not in countries of the 1st world. just saying. they are black after all.

                                • Aiwass L
                                  Aiwass L  2 дней назад

                                  retarded comedian. don't mess with medicine you got all wrong. dumb ass.

                                  • Andy T
                                    Andy T  3 дней назад

                                    Advocate for yourself is the best advice ever. Doctors already THINK they know everything. If you don't understand what they are saying, MAKE them explain.

                                    • Flo morteforet
                                      Flo morteforet  3 дней назад

                                      what about the bias in lastweektonight? my actual wife cries out lout laying on the floor for every minor injuries, she cries when she see a spider

                                      • Elaine Nguyen
                                        Elaine Nguyen  4 дней назад

                                        the little bits at the end (ex. the one with larry here) are always so heavily referential that i wonder if the actors know what they're talking about when they record them lol. like does the production team give them a full segment script or something to read for context or...

                                        • Basil Odira
                                          Basil Odira  4 дней назад

                                          Maybe Women are better off going to women Dr's just like Us black folks are more comfortable with black doctors. Problem is white men dominate

                                          • Knowledgeandbeauty
                                            Knowledgeandbeauty  4 дней назад

                                            Why is this episode not posted on Facebook?

                                            • Brittany Lawless
                                              Brittany Lawless  5 дней назад

                                              Also fat people deal with a whole lot of bias in medical treatment.

                                              • 5Days
                                                5Days  3 дней назад

                                                Brittany Lawless lose weight big brit

                                            • Diana Eidson
                                              Diana Eidson  5 дней назад

                                              Fewer opioid prescriptions is actually beneficial, based on the likelihood of addiction and the clear over-prescription of these deadly meds.

                                              • Diana Eidson
                                                Diana Eidson  5 дней назад

                                                I get that there’s sex, gender, and racial bias. Intertwined with each is bias based on socioeconomic status. What say you about this? We have to have money and good insurance to receive proper care. That is obscene.

                                                • 2nd classCitizen
                                                  2nd classCitizen  5 дней назад

                                                  Can't wait for the day when the World sees doctors for the innept peices of money hungry shit that most but not all of them are.

                                                  • Raezores
                                                    Raezores  5 дней назад

                                                    At this point I just realized that God doesn't exist just because the way we act to each other.

                                                    Or he does he's just old man in bed at his last days you guys know what that means the niceness is gone.

                                                    • Phoebe Denton
                                                      Phoebe Denton  5 дней назад

                                                      I once went to the ER with cellulitis that was spreading rapidly, by the time I managed to get there, my entire right arm was affected. The doctor told me to go home and come back if I saw streaking down my arm. I said to him "but doesn't streaking mean I'd have blood poisoning?" and he said "yes, but we don't have any spare beds". Didn't even give me any antibiotics. As I walked out I saw a man with what looked like a sprained ankle (they were giving him a stretchy bandage, so not broken) being offered a bed. I went home, got blood poisoning, and almost died.

                                                      • Aa Ba
                                                        Aa Ba  5 дней назад

                                                        Awful propaganda

                                                        • Donna Campbell
                                                          Donna Campbell  5 дней назад

                                                          Pesky hormones? Testosterone makes most men unstable (it causes all kinds of violence, it causes them to take all kinds of risks)) but women have the pesky hormones. Yeah right.

                                                          • Donna Campbell
                                                            Donna Campbell  2 дней назад

                                                            @5Days They will never be more than equal.

                                                          • 5Days
                                                            5Days  3 дней назад

                                                            Donna Campbell men>women you literally can't prove me wrong

                                                        • Kevin Savage
                                                          Kevin Savage  5 дней назад

                                                          Ummm. It's not about menstrual cycles. It's about the fear of teratogenic mutations.

                                                          • spookydonkey513
                                                            spookydonkey513  5 дней назад

                                                            Unfortunately a lot of systemic issues addressed on this show are near impossible to do anything about because at least 40% of Americans don’t give a fuck about you if you are female, a poc, gay or basically anything not white, male and straight (preferably wealthy too).

                                                            • {Yasenia}
                                                              {Yasenia}  5 дней назад

                                                              If you think that being a woman or black makes you least likely to get good medical help, which it does, just imagine being transgender. Or even worst, being intersex. As an intersex people I can tell you that when I tell doctors that ai am intersex and what possible congenital conditions I might had been born with (I said what possible because most intersex people are misdiagnosed more than once before they get a correct diagnose), I can see smoke coming out of their ears as their little brains overload. The ones that really get to me are the ones that try to act like their know what intersex really means (no it is not a new word for "hermaphrodite" - funny!) or understand the conditions and the many variations of them. Yet I can tell that 99% of doctors do not know their butthole from a hole on the ground when it comes to intersex conditions.

                                                              My advice to people in general. When you go to see a doctor, arm yourself with the one thing they hate the most for their patients to have. That is knowledge. Learn all you can about your conditions and signs and symptoms. Don't take the word of a doctor as if it was the word of God himself. Of something does not make sense say so. But do not because a disrespectful pain in the ass. But an educated pain in the ass. Either way doctors hate that. They hate when you question them with facts and medical knowledge. You'd be surprise how they change the tune of their sings when they see you know are medically educated.

                                                              • Jeffery C
                                                                Jeffery C  6 дней назад

                                                                We are soooo dumb... Ffs.

                                                                • Amy Leifeste
                                                                  Amy Leifeste  6 дней назад

                                                                  I am a 25 year old white woman who looks barely 18. I’ve been in knee pain for three months now while seeing an orthopedic specialist who has continually minimized my complaints of pain and that his treatments aren’t working and the pain is getting worse. I had to ASK him for an MRI after two cortisone shots caused excruciating pain and didn’t reduce the pain. I’ve also had issues getting him to sign off on my disability claims even as I’m LIMPING into his office. I left his office today weeping because he made me feel so small and like he didn’t believe me. It the most frustrating thing.

                                                                  • Vile Crocodile
                                                                    Vile Crocodile  6 дней назад

                                                                    If this a joke? White males are dropping like flies.

                                                                    • cicalinarrot
                                                                      cicalinarrot  6 дней назад

                                                                      At 7:21 John telling the runner to "Go home now" as if he was on first base is just as british as it gets.

                                                                      • kucfogflesrouy hctib
                                                                        kucfogflesrouy hctib  6 дней назад

                                                                        DO MORE RESEARCH. DON'T WATCH For THE LEFTISTS LIES

                                                                        • kucfogflesrouy hctib
                                                                          kucfogflesrouy hctib  6 дней назад

                                                                          @Ayla Aron ABORTION, GUNS, WATCH THOSE THAN GO TO THE, CDC....U LAZY FUCK, IS THIS WHERE U NEWS?

                                                                        • Ayla Aron
                                                                          Ayla Aron  6 дней назад

                                                                          Present your counter arguments.

                                                                      • Nicole
                                                                        Nicole  6 дней назад

                                                                        If anyone wants to learn more about the problem of racism and sexism in medicine, I recommend reading the book by Maya Dusenbery called, "Doing Harm, The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick." It looks like this is where John Oliver got much of the information. Maya Dusenbery was recently interviewed about this book on NPR. Another book on the topic of racism and sexism in medicine is called, "The Hidden Malpractice, How American Medicine Mistreats Women," by Gena Corea. This book dates back to the 1970s and the Women's Health Movement. The book explains how medical practice, itself, has been influenced and directed by the white male patriarchal beliefs since the doctors were first required to be accredited, and became "professionals" in the 1830s. The book is full of horror stories about women being mistreated by the healthcare system. It also discusses how black women have been treated particularly badly. The book mentions how white women were denied the right to be sterilized, even up to the 1970s. In contrast to black women, were sterilized against their will even up to the1970s. The book recounts a horror story of a black woman who in 1972, went to a hospital for an abortion. The doctors told her they would next do "a tubal ligation," figuring her to be too stupid to know this meant "tying her tubes." The book quotes her, saying, "I'm just glad I know- I mean, what if I had not heard the words before? They were slipping it right by. And I said, "Do you think I'm an idiot? My blood pressure just shot up And I said "No." I would have done anything to get out of there. They said, "You're in now. I got kind of scared. I worked at the university. I had never been on welfare." Discussion about these problems are finally happening. Still, it's hard to find material on the subject. Another book I recommend is "All in My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable and Only Slightly Enlightening Headache," by Paula Kamen. I also recommend viewing the documentary film, "Unrest," by Jennifer Brea to learn about doctors being dismissive towards diseases affecting women. She was interviewed by Good Morning America about this
                                                                        documentary and it can be viewed on Youtube. Last, but not least, the old TV show, "The Golden Girls," did a two part episode on this subject, called, "Sick and Tired." The writers and actors in this show handled this subject excellently. Parts of that episode are here on Youtubes. Also, Samantha Bee did a piece on Full Frontal about this topic and how it relates to a disease called "endometriosis." That episode is called, "The History of Women's Pain," and it's here on Youtube.

                                                                        • Sun and D-970
                                                                          Sun and D-970  7 дней назад

                                                                          Some Doctors are just a piece of work.

                                                                          • Ale Titan
                                                                            Ale Titan  7 дней назад

                                                                            3:25 there's some news stories of women dying because Dr.'s thought they were "faking it" and didn't get the help they needed

                                                                            • Rebecca Sikes
                                                                              Rebecca Sikes  7 дней назад

                                                                              He should also talk about mental status. I take medication for depression and anxiety so every time i go to the doctor, no matter what symptoms I say i have, they always try to pin it on my meds or my mental health. I went to the doctor a few months ago because of urgency and pain when urinating and they sent me home because "it's probably stress." ????? A few days later, I was peeing blood and my kidney was infected. FINALLY they let me have antibiotics. For a few years, my throat will randomly close up at night and I'll have shooting pains in my chest. The first time it happened I went to the emergency room and they said it was a panic attack. I told them it wasn't, I've had panic attacks that's not how they feel to me. Also, ummm, I wasn't panicking it just hurt. Every time I try to see a doctor about it they ALWAYS and without fail brush it off as something to do with my mental health. No doctor ever takes my complaints seriously.

                                                                              • Parker Hope
                                                                                Parker Hope  7 дней назад

                                                                                Watch doctor mikes response video to this

                                                                                • Red Holley
                                                                                  Red Holley  7 дней назад

                                                                                  This reminds me when I was in the ER because I thought I tore something in my abdomen from untreated bulimia b/p cycles and he told me to try using a toothbrush (rather than my fingers because he did in fact ask) next time. A medical professional just told a bulimic 17yo (at the time) girl how to vomit better...
                                                                                  Btw it was my gallbladder, even me describing the pain type and location he didn’t think to do an ultrasound.

                                                                                  • KomaKinoX z
                                                                                    KomaKinoX z  7 дней назад

                                                                                    We need to add a double thumbs up option on videos

                                                                                    • Beloved Woman
                                                                                      Beloved Woman  1 недель назад

                                                                                      "I got Larry to record the white person's 7 word mating call - I'd like to speak to your supervisor." ROTFLMAO 🤣😂🤣🤣😂🤣

                                                                                      • Medical Legal
                                                                                        Medical Legal  1 недель назад

                                                                                        I once chatted with a doctor from the US. Im a medical student, and the way he talked, the sense of entitlement and arrogance put me off. The idea of being a humble doctor was inconceivable to him, the idea that doctor can be limited in his efforts to treat a patient was not entertained. To him, he was god to the patient, and when i asked him what happens if he loses a patient, he dismissed me by saying that will never happen because he is that good. How can you be a healthcare professional if you dont realize how fragile a human life can be?

                                                                                        • Lowland Raised
                                                                                          Lowland Raised  1 недель назад

                                                                                          Honestly my Dr hates us all equally. I came in having a massive asthma attack and he prescribed me a steroid pack and sent me out the door while still having the asthma attack. Luckily and quite ironically his office is attached to the hospital which I walked to and got admitted for 5 days before they, again ironically, asked why my dr did not admit me to the hospital to begin with given he is the Chief of Medicine at the hospital.

                                                                                          • Steve Bulbow MD
                                                                                            Steve Bulbow MD  1 недель назад

                                                                                            Where the fück did these supposed "doctors" study "medicine"? In the back alley?