Tucker, Carolyn M. PhD; Herman, Keith C. PhD; Pedersen, Tyler R. PhD; Higley, Brian MS; Montrichard, May MD; Ivery, Phyllis MS
Cultural Sensitivity in Physician-Patient Relationships: Perspectives of an Ethnically Diverse Sample of Low-income Primary Care Patients
Vol. 41, No. 7, pp. 859-870
In the article cited above, copyediting errors caused racial and ethnic labels to be used interchangeably. The authors intended to use distinct ethnic labels to describe participants of the study throughout the paper. In particular, the racial label “white” was used instead of the ethnic label “European American.” The authors preferred the latter term for accuracy and to be consistent with the ethnic labels used to describe the other participants in the study (African American and Latino American).
Additionally, on p. 863 in the section Results and subsection African Americans, the paragraph under the heading “People Skills” implies that the entire quote that is half way through the paragraph was given by the same participant. In fact, the paragraph contains separate quotes given by two participants. The separators (a and b) were removed during copyediting. The marker (a) should appear before the sentence beginning “But the day I was going to surgery,…” and the marker (b) should appear before the sentence beginning “She said, ’I’m right here…’ ” and it is part of the second participant’s quote.
The publisher apologizes for these errors.
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