Racism, health and healthcare

Karlsen, Saffron, Roth, Marilyn and Bécares, Laia (2014) Racism, health and healthcare. In: Cockerham, William C, Dingwall, Robert and Quah, Stella (eds.) Wiley-Encyclopaedia of health, illness, behaviour and society. Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences . John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, UK. ISBN 9781444330762

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Abstract

The international empirical evidence which exists exposing the relationship between racism and health is compelling. Interpersonal racism directly affects mortality and a wide range of physical and mental health conditions and health‐related behavior for both children and adults. Racism also has indirect health effects: as a consequence of institutional racism people from most ethnic minority groups live their lives at a socioeconomic disadvantage relative to other groups, which in turn affects their health and well‐being. Racism influences people's interactions with health services, both as a consequence of the ways in which the attitudes of health care providers affect the diagnosis and care of people with different ethnicities and also due to the impact that experiences of institutional racism (in health care and other settings) have on people's willingness to seek preventive or curative care. Achieving ethnic health equity demands that we address the impact of racism on health.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: L Education
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Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2018 09:13
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2018 10:37
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/77534
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