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Running head: EQUITY IN HEALTHCARE 1Equity in HealthcareStudent’s NameProfessor’s Name
EQUITY IN HEALTHCARE 2Equity in HealthcareEquity is defined as the quality of fairness and impartiality. Its relationship with health is integral to the success of the sector. Equity in health comes in and balances the variations the health sector faces. Equity means that health services are allocated in accordance to the urgency of the health condition of a particular geographical location. Amartya Sen defines equity in a capability approach, which claims, to measure equity in individuals with the same proficiency. Such resources are readily available to the individuals. Margaret Whitehead defined inequity in health to be the disparities in health, which can be avoided as they stand to be unfair and unjust. Margaret Whitehead’s definition makes more sense as that is reality. (Whitehead, n.d). The healthcare sector has faced imbalanced equations as they allocated medical supplies and expertise to communities. She further clarifies on the challenges communities are facing