A case study submitted to ASCO by Berkeley Optometry Resident Dr. Quan Dao titled, When the Patient Puts You in Check: Navigating the Grey Area of Mental Illness in Healthcare, has been selected as the grand prize winner of the Case Studies in Cultural Competence competition! Entrants were asked to describe a single patient-based encounter in detail, in any aspect of clinical education, and how cultural competency played a role.
Dr. Dao’s paper explores the implicit biases in healthcare towards patients who are suffering from mental health problems. In her study, Dr. Dao says “It takes mental effort to unlearn the implicit bias, to make it a habit, to build discipline, and to be more inclusive”.
Congratulations to Dr. Dao on this noteworthy accomplishment.