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Below is a book list of suggested reading about systematic racism and homophobia found in healthcare. You may also want to search articles within Summon on race and Covid-19.
Just Medicine by
Publication Date: 2015-12-11
Offers an innovative plan to eliminate inequalities in the American health care and save the lives they endanger.
Black Man in a White Coat by
Call Number: R154.T84 A3 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-08
One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans.
Dying of Whiteness by
Publication Date: 2019-03-05
A physician reveals how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences -- even for the white voters they promise to help.
Invisible Visits by
Publication Date: 2019-01-31
Although the United States spends almost one-fifth of all its resources funding healthcare, the American system continues to be dogged by persistent inequities in the treatment of racial and ethnic minorities and women.
Health Disparities in the United States by
Publication Date: 2008-05-16
Explores how socioeconomic status, race, and ethnic make-up affect health disparities. This book examines what the gulf in care and health outcomes means for the medical community, cultural subsets, and society at large. It is suitable as a comprehensive reference for social science and medical professionals.
Racism in the United States: implications for the helping professions by
This comprehensive text thoroughly reviews the theories and history of racism, the sociology of and the psychology of racism, intergroup relations and intergroup conflict, and how racism is manifested institutionally, between groups, and between people, providing a unique view of the connections between these multiple perspectives.
A Terrible Thing to Waste by
Publication Date: 2019-07-23
A "powerful and indispensable" look at the devastating consequences of environmental racism (Gerald Markowitz) -- and what we can do to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities.
Race Still Matters by
Publication Date: 2016-12-01
Essays debunking the notion that contemporary America is a colorblind society.
The Unequal Burden of Cancer by
Publication Date: 1999-06-11
We know more about cancer prevention, detection, and treatment than ever before--yet not all segments of the U.S. population have benefited to the fullest extent possible from these advances. Some ethnic minorities experience more cancer than the majority population, and poor people--no matter what their ethnicity--often lack access to adequate cancer care.
EBOOK: Understanding Health Inequalities by
Publication Date: 2009-01-08
Nancy Krieger, Harvard School of Public Health, USA Understanding Health Inequalities second edition provides an accessible and engaging exploration of why the opportunity to live a long and healthy life remains profoundly unequal.
An American Health Dilemma by
Publication Date: 2000-08-21
At times mirroring and at times shockingly disparate to the rise of traditional white American medicine, the history of African-American health care is a story of traditional healers; root doctors; granny midwives; underappreciated and overworked African-American physicians; scrupulous and unscrupulous white doctors and scientists; governmental support and neglect; epidemics; and poverty.
Unequal Opportunity by
Publication Date: 2007-12-10
This book reviews evidence of health disparities among gay and bisexual men, identifying individual and community factors that have contributed to these disparities, and suggests strategies for public health efforts to eliminate inequality in the future.
Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population by
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
This co-edited volume addresses a population of people whose lack of health care access, mistreatment in health care settings, and refusal of health care services are often omitted from discussions about health care disparities and insurance reform.