This book aims to provide a short overview of key issues in understanding the relationship between ethnicity and health, and to provide some practical suggestions and resources for primary healthcare providers in particular to consider when working with minority ethnic communities. Our aim is to shed some light onto the thorny issue of how ethnicity can be addressed within community healthcare practice. Each chapter of this book includes a brief overview of a topic, examples of good practice/resources, a list of key points and suggestions for further reading.
Dr Lorraine Culley is Professor of Social Science and Health and Associate Director of the Mary Seacole Centre for Health Research at De Montfort University, Leicester. She is the Knowledge-Share Editor for the Journal of Diversity in Health and Care. Dr Simon Dyson is Professor of Applied Sociology and Director of the Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell at De Montfort University, Leicester.
Introduction vii Chapter 1 Race, racism, ethnicity and culture Chapter 2 Ethnic groups in the UK Chapter 3 Managing diversity in healthcare practice Chapter 4 Language and communication support Chapter 5 Specific conditions Chapter 6 Disease in context: family and community Chapter 7 Mental health and substance use Chapter 8 Refugees and asylum seekers Further resources Index 119