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Hybrid Health Equity Grand Rounds - Satveer Kaur-Gill

Minority Health Disparities Initiative

1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Nebraska Union Room: Platte River Room
1400 R St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: NU
Minority Health Disparities Initiative , (402) 472-5975,
Join us in-person or online at our October Health Equity Grand Rounds event on “Racially Discordant Provider-Patient Communication during End-of-Life Conversations,” presented by Satveer Kaur-Gill.

The literature continues to document communication inequities during the provider-patient clinical encounter stemming from verbal and nonverbal biases communicated by providers during interactions with patients (see, e.g., Penner et al., 2016). For example, in 2022, a textual analysis of 1.8 million notes taking by providers (e.g., nurses, physicians) of patients in critical care found that the pain symptoms of Black, African-American, and Asian patients were more neglected than those of White Patients (Markowitz, 2022). Thus, racially discordant provider-patient medical interactions contribute to health inequalities for non-White patients in the United States that result from verbal and nonverbal communication practices (Drummond et al., 2022).

In this presentation, Kaur-Gill will share how they examined provider communication practices by triangulating methods (semi-structured interviews with patients & providers, observational notes, and conversation analysis) to identify communication inequities occurring in racially discordant provider-patient encounters. These research studies aim to improve care for non-White patients in racially discordant provider-patient encounters during end-of-life decision-making in face-to-face and telemedicine consultations.

Satveer Kaur-Gill is a postdoctoral research associate with The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College. Satveer’s research examines how populations with unequal access to health, social, and digital resources experience health disparities, often adopting a critical interpretive lens such as the culture-centered approach (CCA). Her primary research goal is to build health equity interventions that anchor community and patient voices.

This talk is free and open to the public. We will be live-streaming the event via Zoom for those who are not able to attend in-person. Register Here:

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