Migration, Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies

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OUP Oxford, 2014 - Medical - 400 pages
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

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the concepts of ethnicity and race in health and their implications in the context of international migration
the centrality of census and population registers
Chapter 3 Challenges of collecting and interpreting data using the concepts of migration ethnicity and race
Chapter 4 Historical development of health and healthcare services for migrant racial and ethnic minorities
Chapter 5 Assessing the health and healthcare needs of migrant racial and ethnic minorities using quantitative and qualitative data
Chapter 6 Inequalities inequities and disparities in health and health care by migration status race and ethnicity
Chapter 7 Principles for setting priorities for the health and health care of migrants and racial and ethnic minorities
Chapter 8 Policy and strategy to improve health and health care for migrants and minority racial and ethnic groups
Past present and future
Chapter 10 Theoretical ethical and futureorientated perspectives on health migration status race and ethnicity
Appendix Terminology categories and censuses in Canada Brazil India Australia Fiji Mauritius South Africa and Singapore
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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.

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