Social Discrimination and Health Care: A Multidimensional Framework of Experiences among a Low-Income Multiethnic Sample

Publication Type:

Miscellaneous

Source:

Soc Work Public Health., p.1-15 (2018)

ISBN:

1937-190X (Linking)

Accession Number:

29424681

URL:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29424681

Keywords:

minority health

Abstract:

The study aims to describe the perceived discriminatory health care treatment experiences and its impact on care among minority urban-dwelling adults. Semistructured qualitative interviews (N = 51) were conducted with patients from community-based health care settings, and systematic, grounded theory approach was used. Three distinct themes emerged: (a) the sources of discriminatory experiences, (b) its impact on health care, and (c) the provider/organization recommendations to address discriminatory practices. The study highlights the relevance of perceived discrimination in avoidance of health care services, nonadherence to treatment, and adverse health-related sequelae by low-income urban-dwelling adults with little access to health care.

Notes:

D'Anna, Laura HoytHansen, MarissaMull, BrittneyCanjura, CarolLee, EstherSumstine, Stephanieeng2018/02/10 06:00Soc Work Public Health. 2018 Feb 9:1-15. doi: 10.1080/19371918.2018.1434584.