Due to the infancy in the field cited by McKibben& McPherson there are issues in the potential application of intersectionality to public health. It is unclear how research on intersectionality ought be conducted given how few guidelines exist (Bowleg 2012: 4). Both critical race theory and intersectionality accept that race is a social construct and that racism can intersect with other identities to change the way oppression manifests itself (Bowleg 2012: 5). Crucially, critical race theory has had an impact on discourse related to public health (Bowleg 2012: 5). With that said, intersectionality is able to provide a unifying language for issues involving intersecting identities and provides a more informative discussion by studying different identities together (Bowleg 2012: 6).
The Purpose of Understanding Heritage The purpose of this paper is to explore the Hispanic, Filipino, and Caucasian cultural beliefs of health traditions, promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health. Explained later are several different families whose different health traditions are influenced by their perception of their own cultural heritage. The evaluation of these different cultures reveals similarities and differences in traditions within heritage groups that express a wider cultural awareness and understanding. The true definition of cultural awareness is an understanding between individual attitudes to health and other cultural principles (Cultural awareness, n.d). To care for culturally different people one must be culturally competent.
Thinking about changing mobility practices: how asocial practice approach can help Critical Summary Table of Contents Introduction 2 Summary of the article 2 Critique 3 Implications 4 Conclusion 4 References 5 Introduction The paper is based on a critical summary of an article “Thinking about changing mobility practices: how a social practice approach can help” by Sarah Nettleton and Judith Green by means of Bourdieu’s theory of practice. It creates the emphasize on society to focus on the healthcare promotional activities like running, walking and cycling in order to reduce the effect of different healthcare issues that are increasing from day to day in the society. Summary of the article It can be summarize by studying the article that the increasing ratio of health issue among individual is increasing day by day. It is observe that the issue of obesity is increasing continuously among individual in all age group. Moreover, it is observe that the ratio of obesity in children and other age group is creating the urge for parents to look for the strategies that might help them to reduce their issues.
Kallen Brunson In the article, “How Race becomes Biology: Embodiment of Social Inequality” by Clarence C. Gravlee, Gravlee argues that race, and the assumption of race in everyday life, makes the difference in biology much more clear and affects the life cycles of people due to their perceived race (Gravlee, 51). The author provides, using both his research and others’, an argument against the complete notion that race is only a social construct (Gravlee, 53). Through a series of statements, Gravlee states that race shouldn’t simply be excluded from anthropological discussion, but incorporated into present views regarding healthcare and impacts on society. First, Gravlee explains the cultural perception of race in the United States and how
Furthermore, there has to be a deeper understanding of the structure, this therefore allows for the altering of the present system, by creating a clear division of services; separating acute care from chronic conditions and the use of planned visits and case management of high risk patients. According to Grant and Greene (2012) states that the health care home model is used to reduce the disparities in the incidence, severity and morbidity ambulatory care sensitive conditions as well as NCDs that affect the poor and minority adults such as
In a culturally diverse country like the United States, healthcare professionals such as nurses will work with people of different cultural backgrounds who have different view of health and illness. Mcgoldrick, Giordano & Preto (2006) concluded that a sense of well-being in terms of physical and mental health within a societal context is strongly affected by cultural identity. Shared values, behaviors, beliefs and ethno-cultural attitudes of a community influence life experiences and decision we make (Yolanda & Griselda, 2006). With this in mind, it is essential for the nurses recognize the importance patients’ cultural values rooted in their health seeking behaviors. Culture Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines culture as a
With the ongoing changes on policies in healthcare, it is imperative to consider the legal and ethical issues in health disparities and access to care based on the socioeconomic status. Research have shown over the past 25 years that disparities in the quality of care are highly influenced by individual characteristics such as race, gender, ethnicity, education, income, and age. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) recognized that providing care is not simply a “one size fits all” approach especially with the diverse population in today’s society. As healthcare professionals, we need to be alert and know how to properly intervene with such disparities so that the care provided is tailored to the individual.
I aim to explore the ever changing role of nursing in health care focusing on the social determinant of health in the community. I will focus on the vulnerable groups of people in society and analyse the factors that contribute to their poor health. There are many social determinants which lead to poor health for many people in the community. In recent years there has been a move towards more community based nursing. According to the Royal College of Nursing, community nursing is ‘Nursing directed towards communities or population groups as well as individuals living in the community.
The purpose of this paper is to review and synthesize the existing literature related to the potential impact of increasing minority representation in health care system on ethnic disparities. Therefore, the research question is: “How does minority representation in the healthcare workforce affect ethnic disparities in the medical field?” First of all, I will discuss the conflict of ethnic disparities in the United States. Second, I will discuss the impact on minority’s interest and communication. The following sections will explore discrimination
Introduction The growing cultural changes in the United States provide opportunities and challenges in healthcare for providers, systems, and policy makers. There is a growing consensus amongst healthcare workers that it is necessary to produce and provide culturally competent services. Cultural competence is defined as “the ability of providers and organizations to effectively deliver health care services that meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients” (Seeleman et al, 2015). A major topic of discussion amongst health professionals at industry conferences is the improvement of health outcomes and quality of care- specifically the contribution of culturally competent cares towards the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities. More and more Plans to move the health care system towards the goal of cultural competence is being realized due to the health implications of being stagnant (Seeleman et al, 2015).
Social Determinants of Health Health (HLTH) 300: Determinants of Health and Population Health Promotion presented numerous interconnected factors that can affect an individual’s health and well-being; these are referred to as the social determinants of health (SDH). The SDH include: gender; early life; income; education; race; social exclusion; coping skills; social support networks; and culture among other factors (Mikkonen & Raphael, 2010; Public Health Agency of Canada [PHAC], 2008a). Numerous underlying determinants of health can impact a youth’s personal behaviours (The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada [AFMC], n.d.), therefore, before planning activities, I reflected on and recognized SDH that can potentially pose challenges
After reading Dr. Galanti 's articles about culturally competent healthcare please answer the following questions: What did you gain from reading Dr. Galanti 's article? Dr. Galanti provides insight into the relationship between cultural diversity and heath care providers. Dr. Galanti’s briefly states the difference between “stereotype and generalization”. The author recognizes that generalization may be a key factor used by workers in the health care community to bring awareness and a better understanding of cultural differences among patients. The article explains that although cultures differ in values, traditions, and beliefs, there are questions (the 4’C’s of culture) that may open up the line of communication, between provider and