14 May 2021 London Muslim GP: unconscious bias in healthcare

Jamil Sherif writing in BJGPLife, “. . . The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) highlights that racial bias plays a part in poorer health outcomes for women from BME groups by “negatively influencing diagnosis and treatment options and indirectly affecting medical interactions​ and experiences of care.” This brings to mind derogatory stereotypes, such as “Bibi (or Begum) syndrome”, “Bibi-itis or “all over body pain”, applied by HCPs, to older, Pakistani and Bangladeshi female patients who present with non-specific complains or symptoms that are perceived as exaggerated.” click here.