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Health-care access as a social determinant of health.

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Source
Can Nurse. 2008 Sep;104(7):22-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-2008
Author
Elizabeth McGibbon
Josephine Etowa
Charmaine McPherson
Author Affiliation
School of Nursing, St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish , Nova Scotia.
Source
Can Nurse. 2008 Sep;104(7):22-7
Date
Sep-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Health Services Accessibility
Health Status Disparities
Humans
Nursing
Social Justice
Abstract
The social determinants of health (SDH) are recognized as important indicators of health and well-being. Health-care services (primary, secondary, tertiary care) have not until recently been considered an SDH. Inequities in access to health care are changing this view. These inequities include barriers faced by certain population groups at point of care, such as the lack of cultural competence of health-care providers. The authors show how a social justice perspective can help nurses understand how to link inequities in access to poorer health outcomes, and they call on nurses to break the cycle of oppression that contributes to these inequities.
PubMed ID
18856224 View in PubMed
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