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Ageism in Healthcare: ‘They Treat Me Like I’m Old and Stupid’

“It’s the opposite of ageism: It’s ‘We care about you and our job is to help you be as healthy as possible for as long as possible,’” Bischoff said. “It’s a shame this is so hard to find.”

By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News

Joanne Whitney, 84, a retired associate clinical professor of pharmacy at the University of California-San Francisco, often feels devalued when interacting with health care providers. There was the time several years ago when she told an emergency room doctor that the antibiotic he wanted to prescribe wouldn’t counteract the kind of urinary tract infection she had. He wouldn’t listen, even when she mentioned her professional credentials. She asked to see someone else, to no avail.

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SOURCE: https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2021/10/21/ageism-in-healthcare-they-treat-me-like-im-old-and-stupid

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