After a brief summer hiatus, we are back with more recommended readings for those of you following along with the Color Code podcast from STAT. As a reminder, this podcast is examining racial inequities in American health care, and members of our staff are offering some additional readings for each episode. Below are recommendations for episodes 5-6. For previous episodes, please see our earlier blog posts.
Episode 5: "A ‘city on fire’: How Miami shaped a disputed diagnosis used to justify deaths in police custody" investigates the history and current controversy around "excited delirium." The AMA and other organizations oppose the use of "excited delirium" as a medical diagnosis and recognize that it has been used to justify excessive police force.
- Episode 5 summary and audio
- American College of Emergency Physicians. ACEP Task Force Report on Hyperactive Delirium with Severe Agitation in Emergency Settings. June 2021.
- Fiscella K, Pinals DA, Shields CG. "Excited delirium," erroneous concepts, dehumanizing language, false narratives, and threat to Black lives. Acad Emerg Med. 2022 Jul;29(7):911-913. doi: 10.1111/acem.14483. Epub 2022 Apr 5. PMID: 35286005.
- Strömmer EMF, Leith W, Zeegers MP, Freeman MD. The role of restraint in fatal excited delirium: a research synthesis and pooled analysis. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2020 Dec;16(4):680-692. doi: 10.1007/s12024-020-00291-8. Epub 2020 Aug 22. PMID: 32827300; PMCID: PMC7669776.
Episode 6: "'Birthing while Black' is an American crisis. Communities demand justice" shares stories and voices from the Black maternal mortality crisis.
- Episode 6 summary and audio
- Alio AP, Dillion T, Hartman S, Johnson T, Turner S, Bullock S, Dozier A. A Community Collaborative for the Exploration of Local Factors Affecting Black Mothers' Experiences with Perinatal Care. Matern Child Health J. 2022 Apr;26(4):751-760. doi: 10.1007/s10995-022-03422-5. Epub 2022 Mar 22. PMID: 35316456; PMCID: PMC8938641.
- Tangel V, White RS, Nachamie AS, Pick JS. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Maternal Outcomes and the Disadvantage of Peripartum Black Women: A Multistate Analysis, 2007-2014. Am J Perinatol. 2019 Jul;36(8):835-848. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1675207. Epub 2018 Nov 5. PMID: 30396228.
Stay tuned for more recommended readings.