S2E9: The Harm Caused by Bias in Healthcare Today


Meet warrior, Aston Martinez. Aston is diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Narcolepsy, Chronic Activated Epstein Barr Virus, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Trigeminal Neuralgia. Aston understands biases are part of being human. However, when doctors and medical staff fail to recognize and address their personal biases, they can cause irrevocable physical and mental harm to their patients. Listen as Aston shares her experience with biases in healthcare, their impact on her medical care and mental health, and how these experiences have fueled her passion to raise awareness on living with rare conditions. To learn more about Aston Martinez or the organization she works for called Habit Nest, go to www.habitnest.com

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