Randevyn Pierre discusses “Black Healthcare Hesitancy and Its Impact Profile 104: Healthcare Through Angela’s Eyes (Part 1 of 2)”
During Angela Braden’s battle to preserve her sight, the medical mistrust of her support system took an unexpected turn as her Black family immediately questioned the qualifications and competence of a Black physician. Soon thereafter, they were confronted with their worse fears.
Randevyn Pierre discusses “Black Healthcare Hesitancy and Its Impact Profile 103: Our Body Is (Nothing and Everything)”
“My grandmother was resistant to her food being heated up on a metal plate. Today, most of us don’t even think twice about warming our dinner in a microwave. Change is slow, but it is constant and inevitable. We will get there.”
Randevyn Pierre discusses “Black Healthcare Hesitancy and Its Impact Profile 102: The Brown Paper Bag”
“I used to see my mother and grandmother get these brown paper bags full of medications thrown at them. I was sitting there trying to help my mother read and understand them.”
“There are members of the Black community who find it difficult, at best, to believe that reversing age-old systematic oppression and trauma in healthcare is a top priority of our government.”
Listen to the radio show-style break down of our conversation around Black health and its historically relevant trust-related barriers over coffee.