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How Ancestral Trauma Informs Patients’ Health Decision Making

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This article considers intergenerational trauma by drawing on the experience of a 37-year-old Black woman whose great-grandfather died as a result of involuntary involvement in the US Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee. Her experiences are contextualized in light of past medical abuse and microethics.

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Published on 09/27/2022