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Unformatted text preview: washing the blade in hot water between clients health care practitioners included alchemists, herbalists, ministers, faith healers, • butchers, and barbers • Pasteurʼs germ theory, Listerʼs discovery of antiseptics, and Roentgenʼs x-ray technology changed medicine into a science Health, Diversity, and Social Inequality • there are many major problems with the US health care system - health care is unequally distributed by race/ethnicity, social class, and gender - health care is unequally distributed throughout the US - parents in inner cities and in rural areas are poorly informed about how to care for themselves, the elderly, and their children Unequal Access to Health Care Services • health care is more available to upper and middle class white individuals in urban and suburban areas than it is to minority groups - native americans have limited access to health care unless they live close to an IHS (Indian Health Services) sponsored health facility - women, especially poor women, usually receive less through medical care than do men and male doctors stereotype women as complainers Regional Differences in Health Care • many rural sections of this country are designated as rural medical shortage areas (RMSA) - these are areas where people face economic, cultural, or linguistic barriers to health...
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