She hoped to shine a light on maternal mortality among Native Americans. Instead, she became a statistic of it.
Chuck E, Assefa H. NBC News. February 8, 2020.
Maternal morbidity and perinatal harm can be exacerbated due to implicit bias. This story discusses a case of an American Indian/Alaska Native mother and infants whose deaths may have been preventable had her concerns been more effectively addressed. The situation illustrates conditions in the broader indigenous peoples’ community that indicate a lack of respect and patient-centeredness as factors contributing to poor care.