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

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  • Опубліковано 19 сер 2019
  • John Oliver discusses the roles that gender and racial bias can play in medical treatment.
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  • Amy Leifeste
    Amy Leifeste 6 годин тому

    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 9 годин тому +1

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

  • cicalinarrot
    cicalinarrot 12 годин тому

    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 14 годин тому

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

    • kucfogflesrouy hctib
      kucfogflesrouy hctib 2 години тому

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

    • Ayla Aron
      Ayla Aron 11 годин тому

      Present your counter arguments.

  • Nicole
    Nicole 17 годин тому +1

    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. 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. 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 UAclipss. 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 UAclips.

  • Sun and D-970
    Sun and D-970 19 годин тому

    Some Doctors are just a piece of work.

  • Ale Titan
    Ale Titan День тому

    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 День тому

    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 День тому

    Watch doctor mikes response video to this

  • Red Holley
    Red Holley День тому

    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 День тому

    We need to add a double thumbs up option on videos

  • Beloved Woman
    Beloved Woman День тому

    "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 День тому

    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 День тому

    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 День тому

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

  • Jamie Howington
    Jamie Howington День тому

    That comment about Black people having a thick skin, is what they believed during slavery.

  • Landcervelatwurst
    Landcervelatwurst День тому +1

    Every time i hear about education in america, even for doctors it seems, i am so happy to be european. I can't imagine having a medical professional not taking me seriously, if that happened to me, i would just leave and go to the next.

  • Montesama314
    Montesama314 2 дні тому +1

    Hey, ever wondered why the opioid epidemic seems to largely affect whites more than anyone else? Hmm...

    • momo penguins
      momo penguins 2 дні тому

      1) no I didnt 2) wait thats a good point 3) does it really (oof), I would research this but I assume you know a bit about it so you can explain and all I would have to do is fact check

  • Justin Mochi
    Justin Mochi 2 дні тому

    ...
    So the people who spend decades getting degrees at these liberal, socially progressive colleges like Harvard are racist/sexist? Ok I didn't like them anyway.

  • Felix Loewenich
    Felix Loewenich 2 дні тому

    Too white to talk about it? That's such a stupid idea

  • Karl Renner
    Karl Renner 2 дні тому

    Donald Trump is the Billy Graham of bigots.

  • Hugh Manetti
    Hugh Manetti 2 дні тому

    God knows I love John Oliver.

  • Madeleine Waters Media
    Madeleine Waters Media 2 дні тому +2

    Amazing piece and I love Wanda so much. I’m surprised he didn’t mention Serena Williams blood clot story tho- that was some insane racial/ sexist bias

  • XzTS
    XzTS 2 дні тому

    22:16
    Karen-mode

  • Zain Hakeem
    Zain Hakeem 3 дні тому +1

    Unfortunately, this is a fantastically naive consideration of this issue. It completely ignores the issues of Bayesian diagnostics, harms of over diagnosis, and the opiate epidemic. I love your show, Mr. Oliver, but I'd ask you to follow me on hospital rounds for a few days to learn the truth behind the so called medical "bias". This episode completely misses the actual issues and challenges.

  • badem
    badem 3 дні тому

    what a load of crap!

  • Cheyenne Le Hale
    Cheyenne Le Hale 3 дні тому

    Seriously, "Bring A White Man" is an effective way to get good medical care. If I go to the doctor or ER alone, the medical professionals don't listen, or worse, leave me in a room alone, for hours, to receive zero medical treatment prior to being sent home, but if I drag one of my white male friends along, to basically repeat everything I say, I receive actual medical care.

  • Mohammed AlModhayan
    Mohammed AlModhayan 3 дні тому +1

    There is bias, I don’t think it’s straight forward gender or racial bias thou.
    It’s income bias.
    Hear me out here.
    Whites are more likely to earn more income than blacks, therefore, they are more likely to be treated in better hospitals or by better doctors.
    Same goes with gender. Males are more likely to earn more income than females, therefore, they are more likely to receive better and more expensive medical treatments than females.
    To measure gender bias or racial bias here, you need to look into countries where income and medical treatment are not correlated. In other words, look into countries where medical services are free and equally distributed.

    • Mohammed AlModhayan
      Mohammed AlModhayan 3 дні тому

      Oh!
      And no. Wanda Sykes is not a representative here and can’t talk about bias medicine. She’s rich, and no doctor is going to mistreat Wanda.

  • Marissa Enriquez
    Marissa Enriquez 3 дні тому

    When we accept that sexist & racist institutions exist we collectively create that fiction in our lives and misconstrue the world around us. Sure there are racist people but this is victim hood mentality straight to the brain. These stories are personal anecdotes. The far and few chosen out of countless cases. These articles are hand picked.
    I’m just saying
    I used to believe all this stuff.
    Now if you research a little on the other side you see the motives of both parties.
    (dem & rep)
    Democrats talk about color and sex all the time. All these topics to distract and separate us. GOP talks about actual policies and reform - they’ve always stayed the same. Dems stick their finger to the twitter wind. And they’ve become socialist because of it.
    I’m sad to say he supports their agenda to the T
    This is what he gets paid to do. To get into your perception. It’s so easy with comedy man

  • Jonathan Locke
    Jonathan Locke 3 дні тому

    Would love to see a patented Oliver Rant(tm) about Lyme disease showing both sides of the medical and research controversy, but emphasizing how little funding there is for resolving these controversies. Even as tick-borne illness and Lyme disease explode into a global pandemic, expanding into Canada where it is forecasted in Climate change-related research to become highly endemic in all areas east of the Mississippi River, PTLDS remains one of the worst and longest running controversies in the history of medicine, having raged for more than 30 years. We owe it to the cumulative 70K to 2M patients suffering from long term health problems related to Lyme disease infection to provide the funding to resolve this issue.
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6480773/

  • Hurri
    Hurri 3 дні тому

    So John, Jesus was as white as it gets after all. And take this with a pinch of salt.

  • Daniel Choi
    Daniel Choi 3 дні тому

    John, please do a segment on "stem cell" centers that are manipulating desperate patients into paying thousands of dollars for treatments that don't work and actually harm patients. www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/this-clinics-experimental-stem-cell-treatment-blinded-patients-four-years-later-the-government-is-still-trying-to-shut-it-down/2019/04/03/432d6d04-ff2f-11e8-83c0-b06139e540e5_story.html?noredirect=on I saw these patients personally while in residency at the University of Miami hospital. It is absolutely shameless what they do.

    • Daniel Choi
      Daniel Choi 3 дні тому

      www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-us-stem-cell-20180427-story.html

  • El-ahrairah
    El-ahrairah 3 дні тому

    I don't want to be "one of those people" who seems like i am attempting to dispute Wanda's points. But i have not had a white doctor since like the mid 90s. I think they've all been Indian, maybe Pakistani.

  • plantgirl69
    plantgirl69 4 дні тому

    This is so stupid because women are proven to tolerate pain better, so you'd think that if they're complaining about something it would be taken seriously

  • Anonymous Baros
    Anonymous Baros 4 дні тому

    I believe everything. But you realize the transgender community contradicts a lot of this.

  • Angry Armenian
    Angry Armenian 4 дні тому

    Doctors are mostly indian or asian.. they talk about white man is the doctor? a doctor is someone who goes to school and works hard to become a doctor regardless of the color of their skin. This is show is seriously full of bullshit.

  • Angry Armenian
    Angry Armenian 4 дні тому

    what is he talking about? women get treated better for pain.

  • Ar Ziel
    Ar Ziel 4 дні тому

    Wait a Minute John,what about: that many Americans have no medicare.
    I thing many People who need a Doctor but dont have whould give a fuck of race/gender bias🙊
    Because first Problem is to have a Doctor or medicine.
    The Secound is: Pay the fucking Medicare a abort for woman or not🤗
    So the Problem begins in America really early before crisis core for gender or race is open.
    Best regrads and good Show again.

  • Matilde
    Matilde 4 дні тому

    Couple weeks ago , i went to see my doctor for a strain on my right shoulder. Silly me, i thought i was going to get X-rays or MRI or an muscle relaxer Rx....Ha! I was sent home with naproxen 500mg which did nothing at all.

  • phyzzx
    phyzzx 5 днів тому +1

    OMG, I just love every time he rips business daddy, but this was especially amazing.

  • Logan Not the one from Marvel
    Logan Not the one from Marvel 5 днів тому

    You must be a doctor...because you just saw the extent of my patience

  • K J
    K J 5 днів тому

    I’m a disabled woman. After a surgery, I was pretty sure I was developing pneumonia, likely from intubation because my immune system sucks. It is a big concern after the type of surgery that I had. I had to go to the ER *3 times* before they’d do imaging on my chest, and I only got it because my dismissive male surgeon wasn’t there and I instead had a female ER doctor.
    Shocker, I had awful pneumonia, severe enough that I had to get IV antibiotics! They were seriously concerned for my safety. And the doctor told me that my surgeon or his nurses should have given me a spirometer (lung exerciser) to prevent the development of pneumonia, but they never even mentioned it, even after I came to the ER complaining of lung issues!
    Now, my husband comes to most of my appointments and I am always taken more seriously.

  • Thomas Korn
    Thomas Korn 5 днів тому

    dear Mr. Oliver. Please just stop with the fear mongering and lies. You're worse than Glen Beck

  • PointingOutObvious
    PointingOutObvious 5 днів тому

    Don't forget money bias. My $poor$ aunt was left in the hospital bleeding into a coma in the brain to death. Then hospital got the audacity to ask for her organs. My classmate got rupture vein in the head and she got a helicopter ride to a hospital with a surgeon waiting to save her, which he did.

  • T ZB
    T ZB 6 днів тому +4

    "Pesky hormones" like testosterone! Oh, wait...

  • Terry Fulds
    Terry Fulds 6 днів тому

    This is racist... not all black people are poor, and not all white people are rich...

  • Leonard M
    Leonard M 6 днів тому

    White people keep telling black people. Nothing is wrong, we didn't do anything, we aren't doing anything to you.
    Black people keep telling the world. These white fucks won't leave me alone.
    The world keeps telling black people we are your enemy and we are trying to get rid of you.
    ..........Do you blame the some black people for the mindset they may have?
    Being Bi-racial. I really do see both sides of the fence.

  • chanchan524
    chanchan524 6 днів тому

    Only the experienced doctors in the ER will order a full cardiac workup for women, as what he said is true. Their symptoms can be very subtle compared to men’s symptoms

  • Tim Beaton
    Tim Beaton 6 днів тому

    "...I'll bet you clap on the One and Three..." Brilliant!

  • sai chand
    sai chand 6 днів тому

    I am a doctor, and I agree with most of the things he says...... bias is real in most of the parts of u.s and serious steps should be taken to deal with that. However, it is true about people from different races having different biology.... it's not me saying that, its years and years of research and it is very important for a doctor to know these differences to give a better treatment.... but, I dnt think blacks have thick skin or bad nerve endings, that's just bad research.....

  • frank tartan
    frank tartan 6 днів тому

    "Get more non white doctors" are you kidding me?

  • Jon Smith
    Jon Smith 6 днів тому

    I only regret that I have but one like to give for my country!
    Wanda, thank you.

  • HerculeseFurball
    HerculeseFurball 6 днів тому

    My sister died because of this. She went to the doctor because she wasn’t feeling well - dizzy, tired, body aches and the doctor told her she was probably coming down with a cold or the flu and gave her a prescription for antibiotics. Less than 24 hours later she was dead.
    She was having a heart attack.
    The doctor did No tests. No cultures. No other inquiries.
    Gave her a prescription and sent her on her way.

  • t Time
    t Time 6 днів тому +36

    That poor husband. What a horrible thing to have to think about and question

    • Trésor Irumva
      Trésor Irumva 4 хвилини тому

      Not question, live. It's a day to day business for blacks

  • Cassandra Brookover
    Cassandra Brookover 7 днів тому

    And if you are fat. Basically unless you're a cis heterosexual white man.

  • putsome basilonit
    putsome basilonit 7 днів тому

    Is it even slightly possible that the people that get the most dranatic over the littlest shit are less likely to be believed when dramatic over something actually serious? For devil's advocate's sake, work it from both ends - don't just keep thinking the other side than you are on in any scenario is 100% of the problem.

  • WillJM81280
    WillJM81280 7 днів тому

    So you’re saying men and women are different? Be careful, you’ll stray into proving some of the alphabet people wrong. You’ll have to study those differences and emerge with facts. You can’t go around spewing scientifically proven facts nowadays, people will get offfended.

  • icarusfx
    icarusfx 7 днів тому

    I’m a white man. I spent 5 years pleading with doctors about pain and numbness only to be told I was fine. The reality was that I had MS and it was slowly destroying my brain and spine.
    Some doctors just suck.

  • Matt The Pharaoh Wizard
    Matt The Pharaoh Wizard 7 днів тому +2

    also there is an over weight bias. No matter what I go to the doctor for they blame my weight. I am just told to lose weight and that will fix everything.

    • Metaphysics
      Metaphysics 3 дні тому

      Then stop complainin n lose weight you fatty 😑😐🤷

    • Thomas Korn
      Thomas Korn 5 днів тому +1

      It's not bias; its fact. you are fat, lazy and retarded.
      Listen to your doctor.

  • Alex Wymore
    Alex Wymore 7 днів тому

    I was thinking about this last month when I broke my foot. I went to the doctor, and they asked me how bad the pain was. It was swollen and looked painful, but it really didn't hurt that much, so I said a 3. They wouldn't believe me. They thought I was just trying to tough it out and insisted on giving me pain meds even though I didn't need them. Meanwhile, my mom fell down some stairs, tore something in her shoulder, and had to have surgery. When she said the pain meds weren't working and that she needed something stronger, the doctor treated her like a drug addict and wouldn't prescribe anything else even though she had no history of pain prescriptions.