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Six Ways Clinicians Can Address Rising Anti-Asian Sentiment

March 29, 2021

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Lee does not report any relevant financial information.

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Anti-Asian sentiment has risen dramatically in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic James H. Lee, MD, a psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

That attitude has led to an increase in racially motivated violence against Asian Americans, he told Healio Primary Care.

“Commentators have attributed this troubling fact to the guilt placed on China for sparking the COVID-19 pandemic since the virus was originally discovered in Wuhan,” Lee wrote in an article recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Because non-Asian people in the United States often bring together Asian subgroups, many people have turned their anti-Chinese sentiment toward people of other Asian heritage.”

In his article, Lee offers practical tips that health professionals can use to combat rising anti-Asian sentiment. In this video, he discusses these tips and the importance of supporting patients and colleagues affected by racism.

Reference:

Lee JH. N Engl J Med. 2021; doi: 10.1056 / NEJMp2102656.

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