Racism, viewed from a structuralist explanation, sees poor health situated outside individual control, placing greater stress on social and cultural factors (Julian, 2009). The Weberian and feminist perspective is a particular view that stems from this approach. It is a complex interrelationship between class and ethnicity, specifically affecting the experience of racism among minority groups (Julian, 2009). This gives reason that agency, the ability to have control over your life, is a contributing factor towards reports of racial discrimination as it is not controlled by the individual (Germov, 2009). An ethnic identity is considered... ... middle of paper ... ...e treatment strategies (Stronks et al., 2013).
Even though we realize health disparities are more noticeable depending on the region of country where they live in. Racism is one of the most popular factors, for why it’s known that people struggle with health. From the research I made I was able to understand many ways on how racism is portrayed through different elements in the world. According to the article of Black-White Differences in Health and Mortality by Robert
For the purpose of this essay, the concept of health care refers to both medical and psychological health care. 3. The research topic that we will be examining is: What factors promote disparities in health care amongst racial and ethnic groups in Trinidad’s public hospitals? • Does a link actually exists between exist between heath care disparity and race and ethnicity in Trinidad? • What measures can be put in place to alleviate health care disparities between racial and ethnic groups in the Trinidad?
1, 12). Accessibility to PHC has the objective to create equity within society and health care, this eliminates social, economic and environmental disadvantages (McMurray & Clendon, 2011, p. 37). Accessibility has developed a link between poverty and poor health care by observing adult and infant mortality rates showing a disproporti... ... middle of paper ... ...PHC based on the PHC principles has resulted in a fatal consequence (Liamputtong, Fanany, & Verrinder, 2012, p. 9; McMurray & Clendon, 2011, pp. 36-44). Therefore the PHC principles and social determinants are used to establish access to health and high finances for health care hence proving that PHC is inequitable to low socioeconomic individuals and those that live in rural and remote areas (Liamputtong, Fanany, & Verrinder, 2012, p. 14; McMurray & Clendon, 2011, pp.
It is important that all people have the human right to health and not fear if something or someone is going to keep them from living a healthy life. It is a sad reality that most people in developing and developed countries are denied the human right to health and face socially determined barriers that keep them from achieving their best health. To gain perspective on global health inequities it is important to understand that inequality and inequity are concepts that are used interchangeably. Inequality implies disparities in status, opportunity or treatment, while inequity indicate there is a lack of fairness or an injustice. Health inequities which cause health inequalities may be contributed by social determinants.
Cultural competence is seen as encompassing only racial and ethnic differences, and omitting other population groups who are ethnically and racially similar to providers, but are stigmatized or discriminated against, who are different in other identities, and have some differences in their health care needs that have resulted in health disparities. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,
According to public health data from numerous countries, “…disadvantage... ... middle of paper ... ... previous page shows that there is a strong correlation between the dependent and independent variables. As unfortunate as the topic of worse healthcare for “minority” races is, the findings were not surprising. Prejudice and discrimination against the races may not be as blatant as it was during the Jim Crowe era, but it has become underlying through the works of powerful institutions, health care being a prime example. These findings could influence social policy through reforming the hiring process for Doctors and Nurses. Tests should be created to analyze bias against the races to aid in stopping institutional racism.
According to the institute of Medicine (IOM), racism is a problem in the health care system, that is, the difference between the quality of health care received by minorities and non-minorities is due to racism. IOM is a nonprofit organization that advises the federal government and the public on science policy. It released a report that on average, minorities receive a lower quality of care, even when factors such as income and type of health insurance are accounted for. The report by IOM states that racial stereotypes and prejudice are the cause of the health care disparities. The article by IOM points ... ... middle of paper ... ...that Satel needs to do more research.
Health inequality is defined by Dave Backwith as the differences in the rate of illnesses and deaths, which occur between socio economic groups. He however goes on to concur with Rose and Hartzenbuehler (2009) that health inequality results from systemic poverty and discrimination which creates psychosocial injuries (Backwith, 2015). Braveman succinctly describes health inequality as the difference in health resulting from socioeconomic disadvantages (Braveman, 2004, cited in Bywaters, 2015). It is crucial to recognise the fact that social inequalities as the term denotes arises predominantly from disparities in social gradients in life. Therefore studies have shown that countries with higher levels of income inequality have more health and social problems when compared to countries with lower levels of income inequalities (Wilkinson and Picket, 2009, 2010).
The social inequalities that are present in our society are also present in our health care. A person from a minority group who experiences racial discrimination is more likely to become ill. When they do become ill, they will find it more difficult to become well due to the inadequate health care. This explains why racial health disparities exist. Conflict theorist claims that larger social systems are intergraded, but rather separated by race, class, and gender( ____).