Migration, Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies

Migration, Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies

Raj S. Bhopal

Print publication date: Dec 2013

ISBN: 9780199667864

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

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. It 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. It includes many examples from around the world to demonstrate the theory in a practical way, and is written in a clear and straightforward style with all terminology explained.

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