1.Tweedy often ponders whether or not he has a special obligation as a Black medical student or a Black physician.
a). What are the challenges in the provider-patient/client relationship when each are from different racial, ethnic, gender, or socioeconomic backgrounds or experiences? (5 points)
b). Tweedy (2015) discusses provider-patient/client matching. Do you believe that someone of the same race, ethnicity, sociodemographic background, or gender as the patient/client can provide better care? Why or why not? Literature on nursing education and professional mentorship supports the importance same-race/ethnicity nursing faculty for students and mentor-mentee relationships. What are the possible ramifications, positive and negative, of matching? (NOTE: Matching is not a formal practice, or term, but a description.) (10 points)