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Introduction
This research paper will be based on race and ethnicity. This paper will further go in depth to discuss how race and ethnicity impacts on the quality of health care received by individuals of particular race and ethnicities. The study will also go as far as to try to determine what are some of the factors which influence the difference in quality of health care received different racial and ethnic groups. Also this study intends to test the hypothesis that the quality of health care received by individuals is influenced by racial and ethnic discrimination by health care providers.

Methodology

For this research paper, secondary online resources were utilized to address how race and ethnicity impacts on the quality of health care received by individuals. These secondary sources of information included four online research articles that came from journals as well as one online book. All of these sources were found using the Alma Jordan Library, UWI St. Augustine online databases and written by highly qualified authors thus, making them highly credible sources. The UWI database was useful as it provided a direct source to articles based on the topic of race and ethnicity that could used for this research paper. However, it was time consuming to skim through so many articles in order to narrow the focus of the broad topic of race and ethnicity to the research topic of how race and ethnicity impacts on the quality of health care received by individuals of particular race and ethnicities. However information based on Trinidad or the wider Caribbean as it pertains to the relationship between healthcare and race and ethnicity was found using the online database, but rather sources based on North American co...

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...ity that individuals are restricted health care services based on their race and ethnicity which as Kronenfeld (2011) suggested is not necessarily biologically driven but based on manmade constructs.
Many factors contribute to this disparity such as discrimination and whether or not these individuals are in the racial or ethnic majority or minority.
Some recommendations to curb this disparity as suggested by Kronenfeld (2011) are as follows:
(1) Greater health education.
(2) Accessibility to alternative medicine modalities.
(3) Enhanced education for health providers on different lifestyles.
(4) More and better healthcare coverage where racial and ethnic minorities reside.
(5) Disaggregated data to underscore hidden health inequalities.
(6) Greater need to gauge patients’ health-beliefs when devising a treatment plan/intervention
(7) More funding for hospice care.

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