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Black Patients Experience Less Anxiety, Pain with Black MD

anxiety and pain, particularly for Black patients.The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Miami, involved groups of non-Hispanic white, Hispanic, and Black patients who participated in a simulated doctor’s appointment.The findings are published in the academic journal Pain Medicine.Patients were given a mildly painful series of heat applications on their arm by a medical trainee playing the role of a doctor to simulate a painful medical procedure.

Participants reported how intense their pain was throughout the procedure and researchers also measured the patients’ physiological responses to the painful experience using sensors on the patients’ hands.Some of the patients were paired with a doctor who identified as the same

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