Title

Racial Centrality May be Linked to Mistrust in Healthcare Institutions for African Americans

Published In

Journal Of Health Psychology

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

12-1-2019

Abstract

Evidence suggests that racial identity is an important component to African Americans' self-concepts and therefore may be relevant to patients' trust in healthcare, yet little is known as to how racial identity may influence trust or mistrust. African American adults (N = 220) in the greater Portland, Oregon, area provided survey reports of healthcare-related attitudes and experiences. Those who reported higher racial centrality had lower trust in healthcare institutions. Based on these findings, clinicians employing patient-centered care approaches should recognize racial identity as an important component to patients' experiences when they seek to deliver equitable care to African American patients.

Description

Copyright © 2019 by SAGE Publications

DOI

10.1177/1359105317715092

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/30371

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