Bias In Medicine: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


  1. Norville Rogers

    Norville Rogers15 jam yang lalu

    I as a white male apologize for all the dip-shit withe doctors in the world

  2. DaveyTheDJ

    DaveyTheDJHari Yang lalu

    I'm a white guy with degenerative disc disease and they won't give me pain medicine I've been on pain medicine since 1997 diagnosed with this problem in 2006 & I waz on pain meds till I had to move back to the east coast! I had 1 pain Dr tell me that unless I have cancer he ain't givin me pain medicine! I had one doctor telling me that everybody gets degenerative disc disease I waz diagnosed with this in 2006 I waz only 31yrs old!

  3. Ari

    Ari3 hari yang lalu

    I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder and depression, both of which went undiagnosed and therefore untreated for seven years- I began exhibiting symptoms when I was twelve, I didn't receive diagnosis and treatment until I was nineteen- because all the symptoms I was showing were dismissed as me being a hysterical teenage girl or me being excessively emotional because my hormones were going crazy due to my going through puberty. I had to basically metaphorically scream "It's not normal to feel this way" before I was taken seriously and actually allowed to talk to a doctor about what I was going through

  4. RJ 00

    RJ 003 hari yang lalu

    There's a reason why you always hear stupid ppl complain about their free-dumbs being taken away. They want to continue to be free to be dumb AF. Case & Point - 'Bias Training' ...? Is that anything like 'police sensitivity training'???


    COOLTHEAMAZING4 hari yang lalu

    Great informative video, and Leo from the West Wing, I was surprised to see in there.

  6. Richard Roma

    Richard Roma4 hari yang lalu

    Love AT&T here-

  7. Alycia Bacon

    Alycia Bacon5 hari yang lalu

    Rest in Power Kira! You are not forgotten

  8. Tuffsmoygles

    Tuffsmoygles5 hari yang lalu

    Anyone else see the irony in saying "stereotyping and bias against black people is bad!" and turn around and use a bunch of stereotypes and bias against white folks asking for a sup? lol.

  9. Tuffsmoygles

    Tuffsmoygles5 hari yang lalu

    if anyone needs me to go to the doctor with them let me know. I'll be happy to repeat everything you said. I'm already the designated "White Guy Who Talks To Police At The Party" so I'm used to it.

  10. Hayden Day

    Hayden Day5 hari yang lalu

    This also happens in Australia my mother was sent home to breathe in some linament in boiling water for her "breathing problems", 12 hours later she died in the IC. Double pneumonia!

  11. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow6 hari yang lalu

    Not to be a dick or anyting. Black women are notorious for overreacting or coming off with an attitude. But if a white man comes off with an attitude, or acting obnoxious to the doctor, he will be ignored also. But white men are not notorious for acting that way in a doctor's office.

  12. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow6 hari yang lalu

    Fact. Not racism or a opinion

  13. hayley jo

    hayley jo7 hari yang lalu

    one time doctor asked if i was doing meth because i had eczema rash.

  14. Zanthia Blue

    Zanthia Blue9 hari yang lalu

    When I was 14 I had a condition that meant my mental health problems presented as physical heath problems. I couldn't walk or use my writing arm. The first person to correctly diagnose me was a neurologist who explained the condition, told my parents to leave it alone for a month and the 'girl's her age do this sometimes'. My parents knew this was bullshit but we followed his advice anyway just so we couldn't be accused of not trying. Not surprisingly for a very depressed and anxious teen being isolated: I got worse. The fact that my age and gender played a part in that treatment was basically outright stated.

  15. dsbs42

    dsbs429 hari yang lalu

    John, I love you, but why does your "crying baby" sound like a duck?

  16. Jabir Bin Hayyan

    Jabir Bin Hayyan10 hari yang lalu

    Because gender differences are absent in the inducibility of estradiol C-2 metab- olism in humans (1,14), we studied male subjects to eliminate the possible influence of fluctuating hormone levels. From the estrogen dependent cancer study. Oliver is FULL of shit.

  17. Jabir Bin Hayyan

    Jabir Bin Hayyan10 hari yang lalu

    Nonsense. I might as well say medicine treated men as guinea pigs with no ethic boards and conducted drug trials on non-suspecting men and spared women the experiments. I might as well point out that women in ER do not get as much pain medicines because maybe they are not able to communicate to the doctor about the severity of their pain. I can go on and on. Keep fucking feminism out of medicine.

  18. Amanda Jensen

    Amanda Jensen10 hari yang lalu

    I love how the audience flipped shit when he dissed AT&T

  19. Internet Summoner

    Internet Summoner10 hari yang lalu

    At times John Oliver reminds me of Mike Myers

  20. Selene Eldritch

    Selene Eldritch11 hari yang lalu

    And let's please not forget the atrocities committed towards lgbt+ people in the medical world. Its literally just as bad hahahaha fuck this country.

  21. Marc Whinery

    Marc Whinery11 hari yang lalu

    "big hard still man"? How did you know my nickname in bed?

  22. Amora Neke Lukisan

    Amora Neke Lukisan11 hari yang lalu

    They didn't take me seriously when I was blacking out, paralysed with monthly pains until it happened on Campus one day and they had to call an ambulance. They would say that pain is pain and I just gotta deal with it, meanwhile I would walk home half unconscious trying to hold on long enough to get to a safe place. My high school nurse back in the day told me she was concerned and my mum tried to get my dad and doctors to take me seriously but no. Not until I've finally been unable to protect myself from becoming helpless in a public setting so those around me had to call an ambulance did I finally get help. Now they've finally sent in a reference to a specialist but I'm still waiting and it's been months... I take Levlen that stops my cycles altogether now and fear the day I might forget to take my pills or have to take a break from them...

  23. Descan

    Descan11 hari yang lalu

    "Thicker skin," "faster coagulation," "less sensitivity to pain," That sounds a lot like "black people are better able to handle slave whipping than white people," kind of ad-hoc justification to me. Wonder if that's where that kind of thinking came from, from justifying the slavery of black people, that they can "better handle discipline," than whites.

  24. Totally Nameless

    Totally Nameless12 hari yang lalu

    I really appreciate this episode, but.... even when talking about the physical realities of the sex based oppression women are subjected it, we still have to promote an ideology that argues that women are just a feeling in a male's head, and that sex is "assigned" arbitrarily by a doctor. "Assigned male at birth" is a phrase that only makes sense when it refers to people with an intersex condition, which has nothing to do with "gender identity".

  25. lethalsilverdragon

    lethalsilverdragon14 hari yang lalu

    You are not assign a gender at birth. Your gender is identified at birth. If you want to change it later as an adult fine.

  26. Maduvathi Venkatesan

    Maduvathi Venkatesan14 hari yang lalu

    Fucking died at “I bet you clap at the one and the three, don’t you?” The best white joke I have heard to date.

  27. Tsianina Vibranietsova

    Tsianina Vibranietsova14 hari yang lalu

    A friend's 22 year old daughter was on the track field when she had a stroke. Doctors assumed she was drunk because she was a college student. Sent her home. Family drove her back, went to the ER. Finally got the help she needed. Doctors are the last people on earth who should be making assumptions. It's terrifying to realize that the individuals who hold your life in their hands can assess you without knowing you.

  28. Justice ForALL

    Justice ForALL15 hari yang lalu

    When will something be done about this and other unfair practices in this country? As a now single female, I have been subjected to many injustices and have found there is nowhere to turn for help, at least not where I live (since most of the drs, attys, judges, people with power/money, etc, who reside in this area are friends and/or socialize with one another.) I am a 61 year old disabled/retired grandmother who was on my deathbed after what i was told would be 'a simple outpatient procedure'. I later found out that the local hospital and surgeon released me with septic shock and double pneumonia. After being released, I called the surgeon for 3 days and getting no return call, I drove myself back to the ER. After 2 days lying in a hospital bed, i turned yellow and was unable to breathe. I 'awoke' 5 days later attached to life support, totally unaware what happened to me before and after i blacked out. During those 5 unconcious days in the ICU, drs had informed my family, who came to say goodbye, thinking maybe i cld hear them, that I probably would not survive. Somehow, I did. 12 more days in hosp, released with same problem, on CIPRO for 6 months awaiting surgery (this time by a wonderful surgeon 60 miles from where i live who corrected the orig problem.) However, now almost every organ is showing signs of damage, most recently my heart. I am fearful I am going to die way too soon because, even though i have proof ...medical records from the hospital and orig surgeon (some altered to cover their errors), i cannot find a dr who will review the records in their entirety, or, it seems, is willing to listen to me. (The drs with whom i had a lifelong relationship with, and who know i have good morals and character, have retired.) I cannot move at this time for many reasons, most importantly my grandchildren whom I love dearly and cannot leave. ) Also, I am too ill and tired to keep fighting against the health care system. Due to my disabilities, i have limited finances and taking a bus to NYC would be too taxing as it is difficult for me to accomplish tasks that should be easy. Needless to say, my quality of life is very poor. If I were a white man or if I had a white man by my side, i am certain none of this would have occurred or would continue to happen. I have always been a problem solver, but I have no idea how to fix this one.

  29. anders damin

    anders damin15 hari yang lalu

    Female doctors have better patient outcomes than male doctors.

  30. Rafaella Guelfand

    Rafaella Guelfand16 hari yang lalu

    maybe don't give anyone oppioids if not for seriously reasons. the US gives oppioids for skin sutures after falling from a bike.

  31. Nicholas Plesko

    Nicholas Plesko17 hari yang lalu

    What does the Native American sacred number scale look like?

  32. Pamela Solorio

    Pamela Solorio17 hari yang lalu

    Once when I was close to giving birth to my first son a male doctor and a female nurse said that I was just faking the horrible pain I was feeling just because “I didn’t wanted to be pregnant anymore”. I was 20 years old, no experience at all with doctors and i was by my self because i went straight to emergency room with sharp pain 5 weeks earlier for the date that my son was supposed to be born. They sent me home treating me like I was a liar, I felt horrible I honestly wanted to die, also they were saying all of that in English thinking that i couldn’t understand them, so not only were they biased and horrible also they were ducking racist

  33. Nakita Lander

    Nakita Lander18 hari yang lalu

    What the absolute *frick* is this comment section. I live in Canada so I don’t get discriminated by income, I’m a female with Aboriginal heritage (which is where the prejudices are in Canada) and I _still_ have never, nor have ever known anyone to have been treated _so badly_ . I’m glad I live here, I guess.

  34. infirmux

    infirmux18 hari yang lalu

    Is this jus US or other countries as well?

  35. Alik Klempner

    Alik Klempner18 hari yang lalu

    I would really like having Business Baby going wha wha wha as my ringtone. Can some one clean it up and get back to me please ? :)

  36. Saiper1990

    Saiper199018 hari yang lalu

    I thought gender was a social construct.

  37. WARDified Gg

    WARDified Gg18 hari yang lalu

    Plot twist, look up the actual article referenced around 5 minutes. John Oliver and his writers are* inferential masters. #journalismisdying

  38. shrews12001

    shrews1200119 hari yang lalu

    the proliferation of pill shoppers and addicts faking symptoms isn't helping any

  39. C Eng

    C Eng19 hari yang lalu

    I would dare say that more than a handful of people in my med school don't believe those outrageous "facts" about African American/Black patients.

  40. TheCritic

    TheCritic20 hari yang lalu

    wait, so pigmentation is not biological? So is it considdered an obtical elusion? Could also be that it shows you which charkater you haven't unlocked as a friend yet... maybe that was the reason we incisted on invited them over to just safe time with a meetup! :o And with everyone getting along so well, it was only natural for everyone to start coexisting in the unique way every child is thought in these days.. simple perfection * _ * EDIT: wait wut gender is impacting your chances in childbirth? D: ok now that is just wrong! If my wife bleeds out on the operation table than it is considdered a "tragedy" but if i get distracted by a nurses backside, causeing me to run into a window, falling to my untimely grave than "I had if commin" PFFF! We need to overcome these differences! I want to live in a world where I too can try and fail at bithing me stepdad's offspring, while my wife succums to the Man-Flue on top of her sectretary!

  41. Crepes

    Crepes21 hari yang lalu

    3:46 Waluigi is alive and a British man.