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Racism in Health Care- Canada
Research Question: What actions should healthcare professionals, government, and education system take to ensure minority groups are receiving adequate and proper health care interventions and treatments within Canada.
The issue: Inequalities such as lower socioeconomic status, income, education or occupational status, have caused racialized communities to have an overall increased risk for poorer health and lower chances of receiving adequate and specific health care interventions and treatments within Canada.
Who is Impacted
Within the Indigenous communities, they are not being provided adequate living conditions and are limited healthy food choices. With these basic human rights not being met or supported, it is causing many Indigenous people to suffer in poor health; including prevalence of diabetes
Suicide rates among the indigenous communities are significantly higher than those who are not Indigenous
The lack of support and fear that exists within these communities creates challenges and barriers to improve their mental well-being and overall health.
Many reservations don't have clean drinking water, it has to be boiled every single day or they will get sick
Some of the First Nations and Métis people have not received any health care benefits from the government
Mans lifespan are 8 years less than an average persons, with woman being 5 due to being ill, etc
So many promises have been made to find mental and physcial help for indigenous peoples: but they haven’t received anything yet
African Americans/ Black Canadians
disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, heart disease, and strokes.
Reports of anti-black racism in the Canadian health care system continue to grow, particularly in form of bias or stereotyping. This stems from the fact that there is a very low percentage of black health care providers in Ontario. People of colour make up 2.3 percent of physicians, yet 4.5 perfect of Canadians are black
High rates of diabetes, language barrier
We included all people who died from April 1, 2004, and March 31, 2015 in Ontario and Canada in this population-based cohort analysis. People were recognized by a validated surname algorithm as having Chinese or South Asian ethnicity. For the evaluation of the place of death and treatment obtained over the past 6 months we used updated Poisson regression analyses.
In Ontario, Chinese and South Asian residents have been more likely to receive violent treatment and die in an ICU than members of the general population.
What is the plan
When will programming start
Once people become more educated and can recognize and validate these approaches which involve opening up opportunities for integration between Western, alternative approaches in the medical world and professional practice. Nurturing a more collaborative relationships between Western and alternative health professionals.
Increasing access to health services for racialised groups: health policy, health services and healthcare professionals need to work together to identify how ideological representations of race and other differences are manifested both in the healthcare system and in everyday interactions with clients. It is important that issues of race and racism are explicitly addressed.
Adding more health policies directed towards the development and health services that provide more practical therapeutic approaches, such as talk therapy and peer support, while also attend to and validate the multiple ways in which racialized individuals seek help for and cope with health problems. Including: Religion and spirituality, health practices that are indigenous to specific cultures, and complementary medicine that integrates alternative approaches and Western medical approaches.
Add more diverse curriculum into school boards and teach students about racism and the struggles minorities have been facing for generations: even though it is a socially made up construct.
listening to the voices of racialized communities, patients, and health care professionals who have been dealing with racism for generations. Build long lasting connections with racialized communities and commit to providing culturally safe care.
Trained interpreters of every language that can provide service to patients who need it
Why is it important
It is a basic human need that everyone should receive equally no matter what ethnicity you are. It is a socially made up construct.
Racial discrimination is not seen as a significant importance within today’s society. Racialized communities are struggling to go about their daily life because they are not able to receive the care that they deserve due to made up stereotypes and bias within the community.
From the lack of support received from educators, to the limited funding and help provided by the government, to made up social constructs, people of colour are being held back from being able to receive the help they need. Due to the lack of knowledge, limited finances and resources available, racialized communities are experiencing huge challenges when trying to receive basic human rights such as healthcare.
Many people of different minorities are being misdiagnosed and not getting the proper care due to stereotypes/ discrimination, for example; indigenous peoples are “known” for being drug addicts and a lot of doctors won’t prescribe them any pain killers.