Banner

Primer on Cultural Competency for Vascular Surgeons

Patients of minority origins present disease processes in different ways. For example, a Chinese male complaining of abdominal or back pain is very unusual because they very rarely complain about pain. This is most likely a sign of very significant disease or injury. Another example is a 50-year-old African American male complaining of toe pain. That can be very problematic because African American men often present late in the disease process, especially with diabetes and hypertension.

home-icon-silhouette remove-button inverted-commas facebook youtube user two-down-arrows fast-forward-double-right-arrows menu download-to-storage-drive right-arrow arrow-down-sign-to-navigate quote search magnifying-glass direct-download warning