Chapter 7 - MP changes

Chapter 7 - MP changes - Chapter 7 Addressing Sources of...

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Chapter 7 Addressing Sources of Inequality and Health Disparities: Ethnicity and the Life Course Learning Objectives Differentiate between ethnic ancestry/origin and ethnic identity Ethnicity and relation to social location (social class, sex, age, etc.) Immigrant sub groups and health status, utilization of health services, and determinants of health Struggle of Aboriginal people to access culturally appropriate health care Healthy immigrant effect Cultural differences in seeking health care Life course approach links social location and health, and examines how inequalities in health develop over time Three theoretical frameworks that explain ethnic disparities in health and illness: o Biomedical o Political economy/ conflict approach o Cultural behavioural perspective Summary Overall in Canada, little research is available on the relationship between cultural factors and health. There are two common health related measures: “ethnic ancestry/origin” which refers to either place of birth of the individual or their ancestors; and “ethnic identity” which is a subjective definition of belonging. However, ethnicity needs to be situated in relation to social location (immigration or refugee status, social exclusion) and, because of this, health research is not straightforward. Overall, all racialized groups report worse health than whites. The very poor
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