The majority of sickle cell disease (SCD) patients suffer from numerous health problems like chronic pain and anemia. Oftentimes these patients require emergency health care, including unscheduled blood transfusions to treat or prevent severe complications accompanied with SCD. This poem explores a Black SCD patient's experiences with implicit and explicit biases among health care providers as a person with this type of condition seeks emergency care. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-216
Number of pages2
JournalFamilies, Systems and Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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