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Structural Injustice and dismantling racism in health and healthcare

Structural Injustice and dismantling racism in health and healthcare

Essex, Ryan ORCID: 0000-0003-3497-3137, Markowski, Marianne and Miller, Denise ORCID: 0000-0001-9947-0616 (2021) Structural Injustice and dismantling racism in health and healthcare. Nursing Inquiry. ISSN 1320-7881 (Print), 1440-1800 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/nin.12441)

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Abstract

Racism in health and healthcare has long been recognised as a structural issue. While there has been growing research and a number of important initiatives that have come from approaching racism as a structural issue, there are a range of implications that yet have to be explored as they relate to health and healthcare. Conceptualising racism in this way provides a means to consider how it shapes and is shaped by a range of global injustices and serves as a foundation for more egregious harms. It also suggests that if we are to dismantle racism, we need to look both within and beyond the traditional domains of health and healthcare and account for a range of broader forces that sustain and re-enforce racism. We first discuss the issue of responsibility, drawing on Young’s social connection model to argue that we all have a responsibility to take action in addressing structural racism. We will then deal with a question that naturally follows, namely how we discharge our responsibilities, with a focus on the role of disruptive action in challenging power and ignorance in dismantling racism in health and healthcare.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: racism, health, healthcare, structural injustice, disruptive action
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Professional Workforce Development
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2021 09:44
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33157

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