Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
2009 anti racist health care cvr
245 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
April 2009
Print ISBN: 9781551303550
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Overview

Building on an everyday clinical practice perspective, the authors provide clear and detailed definitions of concepts and terms related to racism and health. Filled with examples of racism in the health care system and strategies to examine and contest racism, this book will become an essential resource for students and practitioners in the health sciences, the sociology of health, and a variety of other disciplines which investigate racism.


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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction to Anti-racist Health Care Practice
Chapter 2: Racism as a Determinant of Health: Evidence for Change
Chapter 3: Beyond Cultural Competence: A Critique of Diversity and Multicultural Health Care Models
Chapter 4: Theoretical Foundations for an Anti-racist Framework
Chapter 5: An Anti-racist Framework to Guide Practice
Chapter 6: Engaging in Everyday Anti-racist Health Care Practice
Chapter 7: Racism, Public Policy, and Social Change

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Copyright Acknowledgements
Index

Elizabeth McGibbon

Elizabeth McGibbon is Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at St. Francis Xavier University. An expert in health inequity, her research program and teaching are based on twenty years of professional practice.


Josephine Etowa

Josephine Etowa is Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Professions, at Dalhousie University. Her twenty-year clinical practice history spans international, multicultural, and community development issues.


Reviews

"A book of this kind is long overdue in the Canadian market because it challenges a widely accepted way of addressing the issues of cultural diversity. The book is clearly written, lucid, and articulate. What I particularly appreciate is that the book names racism and other social hierarchies as the focus of change. There is no existing text for health professionals that tackles this very important topic in this way. I will be first in line to use it."
- Diana L. Gustafson, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

"The authors are well grounded in their theoretical and concept knowledge and understanding of anti-racism. Perhaps the most salient mesage that is imparted in this book stresses the existence of racism in the health care system - how racism is manifested and how it impacts the health and well-being of its victims. This relates to a more global theme developed in the final chapter: racism as a stand-alone determinant of health."
- David Este, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

"The authors are well grounded in their theoretical and concept knowledge and understanding of anti-racism. Perhaps the most salient mesage that is imparted in this book stresses the existence of racism in the health care system - how racism is manifested and how it impacts the health and well-being of its victims. This relates to a more global theme developed in the final chapter: racism as a stand-alone determinant of health."
—  David Este, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

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