12 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Closing The Gap: Increasing Access and Equity

The International Council of Nurses, a a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations, has released the Closing the gap:Increasing Access and Equity toolkit. The document looks at gaps in the health status and life expectancy between different populations. It also looks at the importance of the social determinants of health and the role […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Ethnicity/race, ethics, and epidemiology.[see comment]

Ethnicity/race, ethics, and epidemiology.[see comment]

Ethnicity/race is a much-studied variable in epidemiology. There has been little consensus about what self-reported ethnicity/race represents, but it is a measure of some combination of genetic, socioeconomic, and cultural factors. The present article will attempt to: 1.) Elucidate the limitations of contemporary discourse on ethnicity/race that emphasizes the genetic and socioeconomic dimensions as competing […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on US health journal editors’ opinions and policies on research in race, ethnicity, and health

US health journal editors’ opinions and policies on research in race, ethnicity, and health

Health research on race and ethnicity has been criticized for lacking rigor in conceptualization, terminology, and analysis. Scientific journals’ editorial processes help determine research quality. This survey assessed editors’ awareness of current debates, attitudes toward recent recommendations, and involvement in developing editorial policies. Twenty-nine editors of health journals with impact factors of > or = […]

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