Ethnic disparities in health and health care impose costs on many parts of society, including individuals, families, communities, health care organizations, employers, health plans, and government agencies, including Medicare and Medicaid. These costs include direct expenses associated with the provision of care to a sicker and more disadvantaged population as well as indirect costs such as lost productivity, lost wages, absenteeism, family leave to deal with avoidable illnesses, and lower quality of life. For hospitals and clinics, language barriers may result in higher costs because of less efficient utilization of institutional resources. For example, an incomplete medical history truncated by a language barrier may lead a physician to compensate for possible deficiencies in the patient interview by obtaining more laboratory tests and other diagnostic evaluations. (Hampers et al., 1999).
In this regard, the paper will give a response to the immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. According to Henrietta, physicians at the Hopkins during the 1950s and early 1960s claimed to offer to treat African American patients but in contrary, they did so in a manner that showed segregation especially from the fellow white families. Another strategy to ensure that African Americans did not receive treatment in medical institutions is that there were education and language barrier. According to Skloot, these factors kept the backs away from these institutions unless they thought they had no choice, pg. 16.
The writer posited further that globally there are always disparities between host countries and immigrants as it relates to mental health. Canadian immigrants are least likely to get sick as compared to their global counterparts because of the stringent immigration policies here. The writer suggests further that social determinants both pre and post-migration plays a key role in the mental health of for immigrants in Canada in a both negative and positive way. The writer long with a team conducted a peer review on academics resources on mental health problems within the IRER communities. Over 1600 were perused covering depression suicide conduct disorder and mental illness amongst the IRER population.
24 month bond failure rate of orthodontic brackets bonded with two adhesive systems: A comparative clinical study. Objective: This study was designed to compare the clinical bond failure of orthodontic brackets bonded with green glue: two way color changes adhesive and trains bond adhesive paste. Eighteen male patients with a mean age of 16 years were included in this study. 360 brackets were bonded by one operator using a split-mouth design and both adhesives were used in each patient. Bracket failure rates were estimated with respect to bonding procedure, dental arch, type of tooth (incisor, canine, and premolar).
Interest in medical and scientific racism dates back to the year 1864, before the end of the Civil war. During this time, a study was launched to quantify the bodies of Union soldiers. This study relied on the help of a spirometer- a medical instrument that measures lung capacity. This study served as a marker of difference backing the belief system that the black body was suitable only for fieldwork. While white soldiers were classified as having a higher lung capacity, black soldiers were classified as having a lower lung capacity.
decided to write this current event about issues towards health care programs. While I was searching for a good article I came across a really interesting one that approaches England’s health care system and how it could be racist. The article starts by explaining the unpleasant experience of Eche Egbouno, a black male who suffers of bipolar disorder. Eche was sectioned by the mental health act, but instead of taking him to a hospital they took him to the police station. He says that being there made him feel even worst, like he was a criminal.
There are many discrepancies that exist among individuals of African descent regarding the origins of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), a perilous affliction which can be caused by numerous factors. Although blacks and African Americans represent just 13.2% of the overall U.S. population, they account for more than 35% of all patients in the United States receiving dialysis for kidney failure (The National Kidney Foundation, 2016). Black men have been found to suffer major health disparities when compared to their Caucasian counterpart’s. They also have an increased rate of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Significant differences exist in this population and include a number of factors such as; socioeconomic status, education, cultural, and even trust issues with health care providers.
Certain studies have shown a damaging correlation between racial groups and health problems, such as high blood pressure in African-Americans or low birth weight for Arab newborns after 9/11 (Gravlee, 52). These indications are imperative to understanding how race affects biology because both are impacted by societal, cultural, and environmental factors. The author also recognizes the impact that anthropologists had on past ideology, such as eugenics (Gravlee, 48), and how it has shaped racialized thinking in the modern world. Gravlee argues that skin color is a major factor in social processes (Gravlee, 52) and ultimately, it contributes to the cycle of inequality and unseen health problems in minorities (Gravlee, 48). In response to the pre-existing notions in both pop culture and academia, the author unifies both statements and states that race manifests itself in the person’s biology (Gravlee,
It is reprehensible because it is often accompanied by negative or hostile attitudes and aggressive conduct toward members of the profiled group. (encyclopedia of public health) 3. (Exploring Black and White Accounts of 21st-Century Racial Profiling: Riding and Driving While Black. ) Through the research they find out relatively more black drivers (12.8%) than white (9.8%) and Hispanic (10.4%) drivers were pulled over in traffic." Or, to put it in another way: A black driver is 31% more likely to be pulled over than a white driver, or 23% more likely than a Hispanic driver.
In this article, researchers noticed that racial disparities in health care are still prevalent in the United States and the outcome and treatments that blacks and Latinos, when compared to those of white patients, receive are as big as they were 50 years ago. The article looks at several different ways that institutions, such as the University of California, San Francisco, are introducing new methods to training programs that allow doctors in training to realize their own prejudices when working with patients. The article also discusses a 2007 Harvard study that shows that the traditional diversity training used in the 80’s and 90’s was not working and reinforces and confirms racial bias. In this study, researchers studied the disparities
The purpose of the Tuskegee study was to record the history of syphilis in blacks, but to ultimately determine if syphilis had the same effect on African Americans as whites. The African American men were told that they were receiving free “treatment” for “bad blood”, in which case they thought they were being treated for different ailments. But in actuality they were being injected with syphilis and watched to see how their