Bias In Medicine: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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CJ Borchers
CJ Borchers

You know, after I graduate I think I'll visit the US to do some volunteer work, maybe help a food drive or two... I think everyone should visit a third world country at least once in their lifetime, it's just good for the soul

Πριν 12 λεπτά
Judy Anderson
Judy Anderson

If I could like the video on Medicare for all a hundred times, I would. I have thought this for years! Also regarding this video, as an older woman I feel like my symptoms are dismissed as just complaints by an old lady. Sometimes they send me for what I believe is a shut her up x-ray for which I never hear the results.

Πριν ώρα
Wubba Wubba
Wubba Wubba

My male doctor almost killed me and my baby via negligence when I developed Eclampsia when I was pregnant with my son. Eclampsia is high blood pressure in pregnancy and it can lead to seizures, stroke and death. My blood pressure got so high that I started having seizures and had a stroke. The only way to stop eclamptic seizures is to perform a c/section which I had when I was 7 months pregnant. Every time I went to my doctor or to the hospital because I had such a bad migraine because my BP was deathly high, my doctor refused to treat me and sent me home. The last time was the day before I had a stroke and started seizing. He had the audacity to try to see me when I was in the ICU. I started screaming for the nurses to have him removed because he almost killed me and my baby and was no longer my doctor. He didn’t like that but I didn’t give a shit.

Πριν 3 ώρες
MANOS MANOS
MANOS MANOS

All the comments out here attacking white male physicians.Some may be actuall fuckers, but there are some good ones out there aswell

Πριν 5 ώρες
Aryna Preis Bevan
Aryna Preis Bevan

Love this. So true.

Πριν 6 ώρες
Marnee Pinch
Marnee Pinch

I went to the ER having my one and only severe asthma attack. I also was having serious cramping of every muscle. My hands cramped so hard, I fell out of the chair in the ER. If I'd been stronger, I think I would have broken my own wrists, my hands were bent so far. Can't they give you albuterol immediately, even if they don't do a more thorough exam until later? Maybe it was because I walked in because we lived just blocks from the Hospital so my son drove. He would have called an ambulance otherwise. The asthma let up fairly quickly inside the hospital (was likely an allergic reaction), but otherwise, what could have happened? My son started yelling for someone to help when I fell on the floor with the worst cramps. They yelled at me and said I couldn't lay on the floor! I couldn't remain upright. Then they said I was hyperventilating, as if that were an emotional condition, not due to the asthma. How are you not supposed to hyperventilate when you can't take more than a spoonful of air at a time? You start to breath faster! But as it turns out, the blood work showed low potassium. (I'd worked for 6 hours in the yard that day.) Low potassium is serious, but they didn't tell me. I didn't find out until I came back with a follow-up on something unrelated. In the ER, they treated me like it was "hysterics". Took 5 hours before they saw me, which is fine if they had like gunshot wounds or something like, but they should be ready with a squirt of albuterol. We would have left by then, but my son thought it was against the law for some reason to leave the ER once you arrived. Next time, I'll just lay down at home and hope I don't die.

Πριν 16 ώρες
Daan Overveld
Daan Overveld

7:08 Poor Dan...

Πριν 19 ώρες
Tweak Heir
Tweak Heir

First of all, we now know men have hormonal cycles too that affect their emotions, and a lot of shit. And they happen everyday. Women have a once a month cycle, men have a daily cycle. Fucking idiot. When I was 15, I went to the hospital with horrible, horrible pain in my pelvic, they left me there for a full 45 minutes. Nobody came in to see me, I was crying and they only gave me medicine when I started to vomit ALL over the floor from the pain and my mom and dad demanded they do something. Turned out I had a really fucked up infection. Only when I puked all over their precious floors is when they came to give me tests and medicine. When my fiance had similar symptoms and he had to go they were in there within seconds to help him. It was always dead empty both times we went so they weren't busy, they just made men the priority. This is why I laugh whenever men claim to be the "protectors" of women.

Πριν 2 ημέρες
Kurt Moyst
Kurt Moyst

ace inhibitors don't work as well in black people than they do in white people. or maybe that's racist...

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Taylor Last Name N/A
Taylor Last Name N/A

while visiting utah, i drove one of my best friends to the doctor for what sounded like appendicitis or a kidney stone. the male doctor told her it was just gas and that she could maybe possibly on the off chance have a kidney stone and wouldn't do any imaging because it would "hurt her fertile young pelvis" (verbatim!!!!). she passed a kidney stone a week later. likewise, also in salt lake, i went to urgent care for a sinus infection (chronic, got them 4-7 times a year), and the doctor who had never met me before told me he didn't see why i wouldn't try amoxicillin and wrote a note on my mychart allergies that i gave an unreliable history.

Πριν 5 ημέρες
The Chaotic Muffin
The Chaotic Muffin

As someone living in a country where 80% of the doctors are indian, I feel like it should be safe to say patients here aren't necessarily misjudged just for their skin colour. But I can't help but wonder if there's still racial discrimination in the medical field here in other forms.

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Meh
Meh

This is 2020. Doctors take NO pain seriously anymore.

Πριν 7 ημέρες
DowskiVision MagicalOracle
DowskiVision MagicalOracle

Wanda Sykes needs bias training.

Πριν 8 ημέρες
DowskiVision MagicalOracle
DowskiVision MagicalOracle

All respect for John Oliver lost after this.

Πριν 8 ημέρες
Quagthistle
Quagthistle

I speak from experience (oh, so MUCH experience!) in saying that nothing gets doctors to pull their head out of that giant black hole of stupidity medical school seems to create around them. It's impossible. It can't be done. You can cry and plead. They berate and ignore you. You can be logical and make perfectly reasoned arguments. They ignore you and act offended. You can get angry. They ignore you and berate you. You can complain to their boss, who will ignore you and talk about what a great guy Dr. So-and-so is (yeah, it's pretty much always a guy, though women doctors usually aren't all that much better). And, if you have a rare medical condition, even worse one they can't Google, then kiss all your hopes good-bye and abandon yourself to either being murdered by the ER (typically in some horribly painful way) or dying of natural causes at home. Those are your options. Pick one (and write a will). The doctors will not help you because they do NOT care. It doesn't matter if you are fairly wealthy or dirt poor. It *does* matter if you are, and I quote "just an emotional woman" as opposed to a "strong man". Heaven help you if you are physically disabled (then you get treated like garbage) or mentally disabled (in which case they get treated like they do not even exist). I have been to dozens of doctors in 7 different US states, and I'm pretty sure I've heard every excuse for not doing their job (but still charging you a fortune) that a person could be slapped over the head with. I have no advice, but I CAN tell you that flipping over a table to get the nurses attention would have simply got you arrested, and then you wouldn't even have been able to have a funeral for your wife. Then, they would have blamed her not getting the care she needed on your "misbehavior". No matter what you do, the doctors' stupidity, apathy, and cruelty is always "your fault". You cannot reason with them. You cannot force them to do anything. The only solution, in my opinion, is to remove from the doctors their special priviledged powers over medications and treatments until they learn to behave like adults, which I doubt will EVER happen.

Πριν 9 ημέρες
BaraZulu
BaraZulu

My doctor's Black. Checkmate.

Πριν 10 ημέρες
Chiquinho Malvado
Chiquinho Malvado

Honestly, as a Latino and Hispanic, i’ve never seen or had opioids 😂 Ibuprofen and Vics are my medicine MVP’s every year

Πριν 11 ημέρες
Katie Oberst
Katie Oberst

I'm a white woman with chronic back pain and because I'm treated so horribly in the hospital, I don't go to the ER anymore if my pain gets worse. It nearly killed me 6 years ago when the pain was due to pancreatitis. The pancreatitis turned into SIRS and three of my organ systems failed. By the time my dad drove me to the ER (with me still unsure if I should go), my kidneys had already failed. My problems are bad enough, I feel so much sympathy for black people that aren't even treated as "well" as I am!!

Πριν 11 ημέρες
Joe Schmoe
Joe Schmoe

The majority of the USA is white and the majority of the poor people in the USA are white. This is fact.

Πριν 15 ημέρες
Joe Schmoe
Joe Schmoe

John Oliver sowing the victimization of non white people. This has to stop. Poor people of ANY color experience bias. ALL white people aren't angelic creatures that never experience pain and receive extroidinary care by the medical community. This has to stop.

Πριν 15 ημέρες
Prince Seokjin
Prince Seokjin

I started my period at 14, and immediately it was extremely heavy, I had terrible cramps, awful mood swings, and they lasted for over a week (the average period lasts 3-5 days). I thought that maybe it was just because it was the first one, and sometimes they can be heavier. But no, they just kept being like that, and lasting anywhere from 7-12 days with all of the same symptoms. I had to change my tampon every hour or so, and I would still bleed onto chairs at school. It was a mess. I finally went on birth control to try and regulate them, but they were still pretty bad, so I went on continuous birth control so I don’t get them at all, and that changed my life. But from the beginning I was just told by my mom that “yeah, this is how bad my periods were too” and same for her mom, my sister, and my dad’s mom. We all just accepted it because we were told by doctors that our periods are just bad and that’s that. I only found out last year, when I started seeing a different gynecologist, that the reason they’re so severe is because I have a bleeding disorder, Von Willebrand disease, and PMDD (though we had known that part before seeing this new gynecologist). Literally no other doctor besides this one had thought to run tests on me even though my periods were very abnormal and indicated further health problems. In fact, most women with Von Willebrand disease don’t find out they have it until they start having periods which are almost always very severe. Luckily, the best treatment for it is birth control, which I was coincidentally already on. Birth control already comes with the risk of blood clots, because it raises your Von Willebrand factor in your blood, which is coincidentally the factor I don’t have enough of. But it’s still baffling to me that no one ever thought to try and figure out the cause of the terrible periods that literally every woman in my family had, because it’s just assumed that periods suck and you have to deal with it.

Πριν 15 ημέρες
Ðez
Ðez

As a white man with a black wife, and us planning on having children. I'm not sure weather I should be terrified of these statistics, or relieved that at least she will have a white man by her side should and issues arise...

Πριν 16 ημέρες
Dali
Dali

We absolutely should still call periods The Curse

Πριν 17 ημέρες
Just my BS
Just my BS

Keep it real , I’m a white male that’s been taking Morphine the last 32 years. I’m not a drug addict but I’m able to walk with treatment, including implanted devices. I pray all Americans can get the treatment I have had. And it’s breaking my heart to see how the great African Americans are being treated with the health care. America needs to wake up, if it were not for the great African Americans, there would be no America. America is great because of the free labor us white man stole from the hard work of African Americans. I believe that America belongs to the the Indians and then then to the African Americans. I’m ashamed of my American history.

Πριν 18 ημέρες
philip lagerwall
philip lagerwall

Great education indeed. If i ever travel across the pond and get injured i pray to whatever nondescript entity that i get an european educated doctor.

Πριν 20 ημέρες
Ganieda Morgan
Ganieda Morgan

traditionally, for thousands of years, it was "wise women" who practised midwifery, curing ills etc. Men saw this as a "power" and took medicine away from women...and that's where the problems started.

Πριν 20 ημέρες
DowskiVision MagicalOracle
DowskiVision MagicalOracle

Taking things away because they're seen as "power" sounds like female behaviour to a T.

Πριν 8 ημέρες
Ganieda Morgan
Ganieda Morgan

bias against seniors..." you're not getting any younger" seriously? That's what's wrong? That attitude pisses me off big time!

Πριν 20 ημέρες
Daniel O
Daniel O

how didnt he go with "its wandaful that you are here" when wanda came

Πριν 20 ημέρες
GodspeedHero
GodspeedHero

The Opioid Crisis is happening in WHITE NEIGHBORHOODS, but for some reason the Black patients aren't prescribed pain medication as much due to concerns of "drug addiction". THE FUCKING IRONY of that level of racism is baffling.

Πριν 21 ημέρα
Carolyn Hyppolite
Carolyn Hyppolite

Black people note that 14k people disliked this video.

Πριν 22 ημέρες
Ninnjette
Ninnjette

Liberal hack

Πριν 22 ημέρες
Sollus Markis
Sollus Markis

John Oliver did an excellent job with this story, both in the sense of explaining the problem and advocating for the people affected by it, but then Wanda comes in and tells him he's not allowed to talk about it and makes fun of him for his race by using racial stereotypes. I'm just so confused why white men have to be either idiots or the villains when it comes to social change. Bernie Sanders was arrested protesting for African-American rights back in the 60s. Imagine if he got told he wasn't even allowed to participate because he "didn't understand". I just don't understand why people don't understand the existence of empathy anymore. If someone is advocating for your side, does it matter if they are directly affected? Is the message any more meaningful coming from the victim vs someone advocating for the victim, in this context?

Πριν 23 ημέρες
Sollus Markis
Sollus Markis

@IcanSEEyou It was a "funny because it's true" joke.

Πριν 4 ημέρες
IcanSEEyou
IcanSEEyou

it was a joke...

Πριν 4 ημέρες
coelo physis
coelo physis

HBO ratings due to Oliver? Flush the toilet to simulate.

Πριν 23 ημέρες
Pennsyltucky Counter Terrorism
Pennsyltucky Counter Terrorism

If you're something a doctor will find a reason not to help. I'm 35. I have multiple chronic pain disorders that started when I was 14. Because I was 'too young' I didn't get any medical care until three years ago. Except now this fake 'opioid crisis' has been going on so long that effective pain medication simply isn't available anymore. When the thought of spending the rest of my life in excruciating pain made me suicidal I was kicked out of the ER as 'faking it'.

Πριν 23 ημέρες
Kristie Snively
Kristie Snively

I cannot “like” this video enough times. This is outstanding.

Πριν 23 ημέρες
EpicCoolPlayer TRS
EpicCoolPlayer TRS

This video actually inspired me for my Research Slides (on Google Slides). I discussed this topic and revived a 98. So prompts to you video!

Πριν 24 ημέρες
hayden3112
hayden3112

Well if they used a male body to reduce uterus and breast cancer then we have eradicated both that’s a win

Πριν 25 ημέρες
Arty Charlie
Arty Charlie

oh that's why when i went to the drs myself I'd be told it was growing pains/period pains, but when i went with my dad I'd leave with an armful of medication...

Πριν 25 ημέρες
Firapu Roki
Firapu Roki

Tianeptine

Πριν 26 ημέρες
Toy - Man
Toy - Man

I envy the US' medical system. Here in the Philippines, doctors and hospitals are full of horseshit.

Πριν 26 ημέρες
Slug Gamer
Slug Gamer

Woah whatslarrysproblem.com actually exists...

Πριν 27 ημέρες
Isa K
Isa K

I had my GP dismiss my constant tiredness, weight gain and heavy migraines as "that's just because you're on the pill". I had been on it for 10 years without any problems at that point and the problems turned out to be a severe thyroid underfunction. Thanks GP -.-

Πριν 27 ημέρες
Chris Brown
Chris Brown

15:50. I hope he sued the hell out of that hospital!

Πριν 27 ημέρες
ZYCalice
ZYCalice

agree with the most, although for the pain level it might be just educating the doctors on how self reported pain level cannot always be trusted and should be adjusted - although the way the textbook made the generalization could be misleading

Πριν 28 ημέρες
Timppa 3
Timppa 3

Why are these medical claims obviously wrong? If one "race" has evolved to have paler skin in order to absorb more nutrients from sunlight, I would've assumed other things could have changed too.

Πριν 28 ημέρες
Timppa 3
Timppa 3

@The Viewer Ok, but does that affect my point? Oliver isn't talking to just doctors, but regular viewers, so I think saying "obvious" is condescending and to me kinda' comes off as virtue signaling. If something is obvious only after researching it, it isn't actually obvious is it? Since my first comment, I also watched Doctor Mike's reaction and he talked about the same thing, although he did mention that there are a lot of other medical differences, not stated in Oliver's video or your comment.

Πριν 22 ημέρες
The Viewer
The Viewer

It's melanin content and aesthetic signifies. Those are the only differences, and the only one that has a tie to medical care is the melanin, and even then those ties are minimal and really shaky.

Πριν 22 ημέρες
Pinakamataas
Pinakamataas

There are anatomical differences between races. Like hair thickness (and color), eye color, lean muscle index, bone shape and many others, most importantly though - prevalence of several diseases, but none of them can allow racist attitude in any field, least of all creating this bias.

Πριν 29 ημέρες
Jill
Jill

“I have a friend who loves complaining to doctors” *well that’s oddly specific*

Πριν 29 ημέρες
Ruth Robinson
Ruth Robinson

Can I please just say that native Americans are not more likely to give wizard numbers. I am white as fuck and there is no way I’m ever going to use 6 or 8 when I could use 7. I actively and irrationally avoid non primes as much as possible and that has fuck all to do with my race

Πριν 29 ημέρες
Tammy Malik
Tammy Malik

Tragically black woman died last week in MKE of heart attack because of this. White people are getting a taste of this if they have chronic pain, esp women. Pain is the new buzzword for "drug seeking" or "mental illness". I can only imagine how black ladies with chronic pain are being treated

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Flame that Sings to the Wind
Flame that Sings to the Wind

HE IS A MAN?????!!!!!!????!!!!!!!????

Πριν μήνα
Barbora Darmová
Barbora Darmová

Same in Europe. I am a female and an immigrant. Most often they either think I am imagining my symptoms or I just fake it to get a prescription for something. Most recently I was thought to be an insurance fraud because my card had expired and I didn't notice.

Πριν μήνα
Klinkenstecker22
Klinkenstecker22

Well, here in germany the doctors are not that mean. They have to do their job, no matter if woman or man or whatever colour

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Castiel Ware
Castiel Ware

I've been on birth control for two years, my doctor asked me about my period and one of the side effects I have is having a very long time between periods or none at all and I told her that I haven't had my period in two months and the first thing she asked was if I took a pregnancy test.... She didn't even bother to look at my chart to see that I had put on there that 1) I'm on birth control and 2) I'm fucking lesbian!

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Monika
Monika

It's not only US issue... I gained 20kg in 6 months despite not changing anything in my life and when I told him that and the fact that I go to the gym 4-5 days a week, he just smirked and said "what's the point of lying to a doctor?" Basically just saying that the only reason that's possible for my weigth gain is laziness :) I just walked out and for next few years I just didn't go to any other doctor so I don't have to hear some bs like that again. Turned out I have Hashimoto, I have proper meds now (that I will have to take forever) and my weight went almost back to my regular one.

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darkstar2874
darkstar2874

I’m aware how much work goes into these episodes but could we get a part two on medical bias against the LGBT community? Between the trans community and the MSM blood ban you’d have plenty of material

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DemonLord518
DemonLord518

I had an experience about 4 or 5 years ago where my mom and I went to the doctors to see why I was lethargic, drossy, and why I gained 80 pounds during the previous year. The “doctor” didn’t bother looking at my bloodwork and instead blamed my obese mother for not watching what I eat. Several months to a year later I learned I had a thyroid condition and I was given a pill to take once a day for the rest of my life and lost over half of that weight and regained my energy. It’s been 6 or 7 years since then and although it started around the same time as the lethargy, I have daily, nonstop dizzy spells that have gotten worse over time. It’s kept me from working, learning how to drive, and being successful in school. I’ve had hundreds of tests done from dozens of doctors and have gotten no answer other than the tests coming back as “normal”.

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Austin Cirillo
Austin Cirillo

Dam women & they're wandering wombs😁

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Asexual Individual
Asexual Individual

It's also an issue for permanent birth control. If a woman chooses to get sterilised, for no medical reason, they have just decided that they don't want children and want to make sure they can't. They have to go through possibly years worth of hoops, dealing with constant referrals and being told to "wait for a bit to make sure that you're sure", being judged as "too young and immature to make that decision", told "You'll change your mind later", and so on.

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Alpha Wolf
Alpha Wolf

14k thumbs down...that's the problem right there

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Kaylor Jacobs
Kaylor Jacobs

When I was 8 years old I was having severe abdominal pain, a fever, and I had vomitted (only once) for about a day. My mom worked in a hospital for many years at the front desk, so she had no medical degree but she picked up a lot of information over the years. She took me in at 2 am because I was just getting worse (she had to carry me in because I was in too much pain to walk). She told the male doctor my symptoms and what she thought was happening..... Appendicitis. He refused to take any blood tests on me or whatever they do to test my appendix, and told her she was just an over protective mother and all I had was the flu so she was to just take me home. My was furious and stood up for me. He finally agreed to do some tests. When they came back he was really concerned because they didn't look good. Yep, I had appendicitis. Surgeon said that it had been leaking and I was only a few hours away from it rupturing. I can only imagine what would have happened if my mom had just listened to the doctor

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