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  • Summary

  • Five patients, one treatment room, and a broken healthcare system.

    Ivan Beckley is about to become a fully-qualified doctor in the UK. But he’s not convinced that healthcare works for everyone equally. 

    In this series he uncovers one of the biggest and most insidious injustices in modern medicine. Fixing it could save thousands of lives every year. And yet it’s invisible, unless it directly affects you.

    Statistics show that black and people of colour have worse health outcomes, and die more often than white people, across many fields of medicine and variety of illnesses.

    Ivan’s search for answers takes him to the roots of modern medicine. He busts myths, debunks stereotypes and calls out misinformation that have existed for centuries and remain sadly very much alive today. 

    A Whistledown production for Audible Originals.

    This original podcast is 5 episodes in total, please begin with “Ep 1: Knowledge”. 

    ©2021 Ivan Beckley (P)2021 Audible, Ltd.
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Episodes
  • Ep 1: Knowledge

    Feb 9 2021

    Student doctor Ivan Beckley gathers evidence of structural bias in medicine; exploring the foundations of modern medical knowledge and the way doctors are trained.

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    1 hr
  • Ep 2: Perception

    Feb 9 2021

    Imagine telling someone you’re in pain. How do you know that they believe you? Why is some people’s pain perceived differently to others? And what does that mean for those with chronic and life-threatening illnesses?

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    58 mins
  • Ep 3: Thought

    Feb 9 2021

    Ivan steps into the world of mental health. How much the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness is actually shaped by physical appearance? 

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    1 hr and 2 mins

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The Haunting Truth

This is a very real podcast about a very serious issue. I appreciate shedding a light on a very real problem in the medical field. I have personally had experience with not being treated well, listened to, and quality care. Many have been seriously hurt and traumatized by bias treatment from from some doctors (including myself).

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Sound FX, anyone?

This is an incredibly important issue and the overblown and distracting sound effects (slow crescendos, tolling bells, discordances, pianos, etc.) just makes a parody of the topic. If you mention a choir, we don’t need to hear a choir. If there’s a pause in the interviews, don’t fill it with some instrumental. Less is more.

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Fundamental

Overall Podcast is sufficient to anyone in the medical department or just interested about racial views and tensions. Really enjoyed the different cases but the narrator was sometimes hard to understand hint the British accent.

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Just the beginning...

I've FEARED being misdiagnosed since 2010,, no clear answers or research or honesty from doctor.

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Very interesting

This was such a good podcast! Very well researched and informative. I'd love for people who think that racism doesn't exist to listen carefully to this.

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Enlightening

As a retired US RN I greatly appreciate the revealing information in this book

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Good but done before

I thought this was an interesting insight but I felt like I had heard most of the examples before. Black Doctor in a White Coat and other more recent works seem to cover this ground better, and somewhat more objectively.

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A Must Read for Every Person of Color

So much of what my family has been saying for years. A true must read!