Migration, Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-02-19
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The globalization of trade and increasing international travel and migration poses huge challenges for health practitioners and policy makers who have to meet legal and policy obligations to provide health care of equal quality and effectiveness for all.

Migration, Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies provides an accessible introduction to the complex issues of race, ethnicity and minority populations. The book explains the process of migration and the uses and misuses of the key concepts of race and ethnicity, illustrating their strengths and weaknesses in epidemiology, policy making, health service planning, research, health care and health promotion.

Including many examples from around the world to demonstrate the theory in a practical way, and written in a clear and straightforward style with all terminology explained, this is an ideal book for all students and professionals in the field of migration, ethnicity and race in the health care context.

"Bhopal's important and comprehensive Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies challenges us to achieve better health for ethnic minority populations... provides critical and thought-provoking insights into public health research and clinical practice with multi-ethnic populations." - The Lancet

"Professor Bhopal has produced an invaluable addition to the growing mountain of resources on ethnicity and health...One of the greatest merits of this text is that it is written by someone who has been involved in high-quality research on ethnicity and health in many contexts and for many years. The author therefore is able to draw upon first-hand experience or research with which he has been associated, as well as providing examples from other key players in the field." - Diversity in Health and Social Care

Author Biography

Raj S. Bhopal, Alexander Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health, University of Edinburgh and Honorary Consultant In Public Health, NHS Lothian Board, Scotland, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the concepts of ethnicity and race in health and their implications in the context of international migration
2. Terminology and classifications for migrant, ethnic and racial groups
3. Challenges of collecting and interpreting data using the concepts of migration, ethnicity and race
4. Historical analysis of the development of health and health care services for migrant, ethnic and racial minorities
5. Defining health and health care needs using quantitative and qualitative data
6. Inequalities in health and health care in migrant, ethnic and racial groups
7. Principles for setting priorities for migrant, ethnic and racial minority populations
8. Strategic approaches to health and health care services for migrant, ethnic and racial minority groups
9. Research on and with migrant, ethnic and racial minority groups: past and future
10. Theoretical, ethical and future-orientated perspectives: improving the health of whole populations in our globalised world
Appendix: Terminology, categories and censuses in Canada, Brazil, India, Australia, Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa and Singapore
A brief glossary
Key web sites

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