Health care and civil rights: An introduction
Ethnicity and Disease
Volume 15, Issue 2 (suppl. 2)
Civil Rights--legislation & jurisprudence; Health Services Accessibility--legislation & jurisprudence; Minority Groups--legislation & jurisprudence; Race Relations--legislation & jurisprudence; Social Justice--legislation & jurisprudence; Minority Health; Civil Rights; Disparities
This article offers a brief history of healthcare civil rights, describes a range of healthcare issues that have a civil rights component, and discusses the need for an expanded civil rights framework to guide the provision of health care. Unequal health care based on race and ethnicity has received renewed attention over the past several years, but healthcare discrimination based on socioeconomic status, disability, age, and gender also deserve careful attention.
Teitelbaum, J.B. (2005). Health care and civil rights: an introduction. Ethnicity and Disease, 15(2 suppl.2), S27-S30.