Quote from JKL33
We discussed racial disparities in healthcare in a class I took recently but unfortunately didn't discuss the findings you mentioned; I had already searched a few healthcare-related scholarly databases and didn't come up with results that seemed on-topic before I posted my inquiry to you. Didn't have more time to devote to it right then and just thought you might know of well-done research off-hand.
Sorry if that somehow offended.
I have not read any studies showing that health care workers think AA have a higher pain tolerance.
I have read studies that show for similar surgeries, injuries, etc. that European Americans are given more analgesics than African Americans and Hispanics.
Other research has shown that in laboratory pain studies African Americans have a lower pain threshold than European Americans.
Even with cancer pain 59% of African Americans did not receive the WHO recommended standards for analgesics for their pain.
Here's a link to a paper that summarizes a lot of the research on ethnic, racial, and cultural differences in pain and pain management. I found it very interesting. Since you are interested in ethnic differences in health care, you might enjoy it.
Ethnic differences in pain and pain management