This thesis examines the ways in which healthcare and physicians negatively impact patients and lead to the conferral of a damaged patient identity on individuals in healthcare. This work considers Hilde Lindemann’s book, Damaged Identities and Narrative Repair, as a theoretical framework to explore how a damaged identity occurs and the effects of such a harm. The effects include patients being treated with an inferior moral standing and an infiltrated consciousness as the effect of an oppressive master narrative. This work also considers Miranda Fricker’s book, Epistemic Injustice and the Ethics of Knowing, that describes an epistemic harm. We apply this framework to an example of harm that also occurs in healthcare that also contributes to the damaged patient identity and how that occurs. The epistemic harm can be seen to specifically affect immigrants of color in healthcare; they suffer both testimonial and hermeneutical injustice based on the hardships they face as immigrants. These harms contribute to the systematic oppression seen in healthcare including healthcare disparities. Both harms coupled together contribute to a damaged patient identity that treats persons as inferior and reduces their autonomy. From here, we’ll look to potential solutions to mitigate the harm, especially looking to constructing ethical counterstories by using medical humanities as a starting point.