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Explain why Brooks’s piece is called “a silent curriculum” and offer an example of another “silent curriculum.

1) Explain why Brooks’s piece is called “a silent curriculum” and offer an example of another “silent curriculum.”(175 word)
2) Reply to one (be respectful) 100 words RESPONSES
Is the concept of “silent curriculum” developed? How might you add to what the author says a “silent curriculum” is?
Jesus Suarez
Brooks’ piece is called “A Silent Curriculum” because it talks about a very touchy subject and some try hide or deny that it is happening. She explains how the color of one’s skin can affect the quality of health care they can receive. She also does go into some detail that she did receive training on how some diseases occur for in curtain races. What is being learned throughout her medical career is how physicians or nurses will treat a patient with lighter skin differently than a patient with darker skin. She explains how she has learned that inputting the patient’s race first on the presentation is more important the patient’s gender or age.
I believe that another “silent curriculum” that is being learned, is treating patient differently based on the patient weight. I do understand that people that are over weight have a higher chance to get diseases that are related to obesity, but that does not mean a physician should belittle or treat a patient with disrespect because of their weight.