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Equity in health care [podcast]

There are many factors that affect our ability to be healthy and we unfortunately do not all have the same access to care. Barriers can be related to cost, discrimination, location, sexual orientation, and gender identity – to name just a few.

On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we complement Oxford Academic’s extensive “Health Equity” collection of journal articles, book excerpts, and online resources by speaking with two medical experts, Dr Jon Rohde, formerly of the South Africa EQUITY project, and Dr Don Dizon, Director of the Pelvic Malignancies Program at Lifespan Cancer Institute, Head of Community Outreach and Engagement at The Cancer Center at Brown University, and Director of Medical Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital. In addition to caring for patients, they have each dedicated their careers to addressing inequity in public health.

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Recommended reading

To learn more about the themes raised in this podcast, we’re pleased to share a selection of free-to-read chapters and articles:

We have curated content from OUP’s many books, journals, and online resources on equity and health care, which can be found in this “Health Equity” collection. The collection is further broken down into the categories “Social Determinants of Health” and “Physical Access.” We will be sharing a collection on Law and Policy later this summer. Follow Oxford Medicine on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Dr Jon Rohde’s article “Ten Lessons From a Career in Global Health” Guidance to Those Considering a Life Working With the Poor Countries of the World” can be found in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health.

Dr Don Dizon has written numerous blog posts for The Oncologist, including “Cancer Care an Ocean Away: Support and Engagement all the same”, “When a Pandemic Hits Your Homeland”, “Home is Where the Heart Is”, and “Caring for Transgender Patients with Cancer.”

Lastly, we recommend these two Open Access articles, “The Health Inequalities Assessment Toolkit: supporting integration of equity into applied health research“ from the Journal of Public Health and “Trends in the Incidence of Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers by County-Level Income and Smoking Prevalence in the United States, 2000-2018“ from JNCI Cancer Spectrum, as well as the chapter “Needs of child refugees and economic factors“ from the Oxford Textbook of Migrant Psychiatry.”

Featured image: Oluwaseyi Johnson, CC0 via Unsplash.

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