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dc.contributor.authorSamanta, Ashen
dc.contributor.authorShaffu, Shireenen
dc.contributor.authorPanchal, Soniaen
dc.contributor.authorMoorthy, Arumugamen
dc.contributor.authorHassan, Wajien
dc.contributor.authorChakravarty, Kuntalen
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Mark, 1948 Mar. 16-en
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Kantaen
dc.contributor.authorPande, Iraen
dc.contributor.authorRashid, Alyen
dc.contributor.authorAdebajo, A.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-08T12:46:08Z
dc.date.available2013-10-08T12:46:08Z
dc.date.issued2012-11
dc.identifier.citationSamanta, A. et al. (2012) Tinkering at the edges or collaborative symbiosis? Ethnicity & rheumatology. Diversity & equality in health & care, 9 (3), pp. 209-217.en
dc.identifier.issn2049-5471
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/9121
dc.identifier.urihttp://diversityhealthcare.imedpub.com/tinkering-at-the-edges-or-collaborative-symbiosis-ethnicity-and-rheumatology-a-consensual-review-discussion.php?aid=1791
dc.description.abstractIt is recognised that the epidemiology of disease as well as ill-health manifestations in minority populations may be at variance from orthodox formulations generated through traditional research and as described in the western medical literature. The relevance of this lies in the need to devise strategies for optimising healthcare in minority groups, which, in the UK, is a duty that has been imposed upon providers through the passage of legislation. This paper examines the effect of ethnicity on three common rheumatological conditions, namely rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthropathy and osteoporosis, and concludes that a range of ethnicspecific issues have as yet failed to receive adequate attention in medical research, and, in addition, that there is a lacuna in comprehensive national strategies aimed at addressing health needs within this particular area. Approaches to remedying this deficiency are suggested based on information obtained through the lens of theme-specific workshops consisting of a mix of experienced healthcare professionals engaged in the care of individuals with rheumatological conditions. Multifaceted strategies need to be deployed to improve healthcare and to further the agenda of minority health issues in rheumatology.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRadcliffe Publishing.en
dc.subjectEthnologyen
dc.subjectSouth Asianen
dc.subjectRheumatologyen
dc.titleTinkering at the edges or collaborative symbiosis? Ethnicity & rheumatology.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Health, Health Policy and Social Careen


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