Final SOCI


Health care and our medical knowledge has largely been developed based on research and treatment of the most privileged (e.g. middle class, white men and women). However, there is increasing recognition of the ways that race, class, gender, sexuality, and social structures affect health outcomes and access to healthcare. The concept of intersectionality is useful for thinking about how these interact and created better or worse outcomes for patients.

For this paper and presentation, you will choose a population of focus, research and discuss their place in American society with a focus on structures and social forces (i.e. laws, policies, racism, sexism, class inequality, etc). Then you will discuss, using an intersectional lens, how these affect health outcomes for this population. Lastly, from the perspective of leadership, discuss how an intersectional lens could be helpful in a respiratory care services department and what challenges might there being to incorporating this view into RC practice.

answer this question:

100 points From a Leadership/Management perspective, what are the challenges to incorporating an intersectional framework in a Respiratory Care Services Department.

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Approximately 2
Include a minimum of 5 scholarly references
12 pt. font, double-spaced, one-inch margin
References in APA Style

Please used scenario a black children’s are more susceptible of having asthma than white kids.

this is my thoughts can you put it together. Thank you!

1. Treating patients being mindful of gender racial indifferences
2. Many people would say to treat all patients the same regardless of race, gender or ethnicity. However treating all pts the same does not always result in equal outcomes. Clearly when the ratio of black children being admitted to the hospital for asthma is 5 times that of white children the results are not equitable.
3. Institutional resistance to change.  As was pointed out, there are financial benefits in reducing the number of Asthmatic children readmitted to hospital as well as to the patient themselves.  Yet, efforts to reduce the number of Black children admitted and readmitted to the Hospital for Asthma has failed. Most RCPs along with the hospital and clinics they work in would claim that they dont in anyway discriminate based on a patients race, ethnicity or class.  However, that equality of treatment does not result in equality of outcomes for patients.  Discrimination, based on race, is appropriate when children dont have equal access to medical as well as other resources.  Therefore, as an RCP treating children with Asthma, we should be aware of the needs of low-income children, living in unhealthy environments without the adequately informed adult care necessary to insure the best possible medical outcome.

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