To Cox, these kinds of conversations are imperative for patients to begin healing. “What needs to happen is relationship-building,” she says. In order to do that, white researchers and healthcare providers must approach patients of color with a genuine desire to understand and help them. “There’s been a lot of black people being studied by this outsider looking in, and it’s not enough,” she says. “Aside from studying me, do you really want to know who I am as a person?”
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