ABSTRACT: Social determinants of health are rooted in structural racism. The healthcare community has long recognized the existence of significant race- and ethnicity-related health disparities. Yet pervasive disparities persist despite ongoing calls for institutions and healthcare professionals to promote health equity by addressing bias, discrimination, and social determinants of health. All PAs must take responsibility for the various ways in which we may unwittingly reinforce racism in our profession, and must shift our focus from treating the effects of racism to preventing them.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2022|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nurse Assisting