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The cure for prevention is cultural sensitivity

The cure for prevention is cultural sensitivity In a prelude to a series of papers on the topic of prevention, the author argues that the current Government's investment in prevention is a waste of resources without integrating culturally sensitive solutions.Prevention is a subject that is at the forefront of the current government's agenda for NHS reform. With an ageing population, as well as ever‐increasing rates of poor mental health, obesity, diabetes, asthma, coronary heart disease and cancers within the UK population, the current government is looking at strategies that will reduce the burden on the public health purse. This article looks at prevention within the context of health in minority ethnic communities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care Emerald Publishing

The cure for prevention is cultural sensitivity

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1757-0980
DOI
10.1108/17570980200800015
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Abstract

In a prelude to a series of papers on the topic of prevention, the author argues that the current Government's investment in prevention is a waste of resources without integrating culturally sensitive solutions.Prevention is a subject that is at the forefront of the current government's agenda for NHS reform. With an ageing population, as well as ever‐increasing rates of poor mental health, obesity, diabetes, asthma, coronary heart disease and cancers within the UK population, the current government is looking at strategies that will reduce the burden on the public health purse. This article looks at prevention within the context of health in minority ethnic communities.

Journal

Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social CareEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2008

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