Equity in health care [podcast]

Many factors affect our ability to be healthy and unfortunately we do not all have the same access to care. Barriers can relate to cost, discrimination, location, sexual orientation, and gender identity, to name a few.

In today’s episode of The Oxford Commentary, we complete the extensive “Health Equity” collection of journal articles, book excerpts and online resources by talking with two medical experts, Dr Jon Rohde, formerly of the EQUITY project in South Africa, and Dr Don Dizon, director of the program on pelvic malignancies at the Lifespan Cancer Institute, Community Outreach and Engagement Lead at Brown University Cancer Center, and Director of Medical Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital. In addition to caring for patients, they have each dedicated their careers to addressing public health inequities.

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Recommended Reading

To learn more about the topics covered in this podcast, we are pleased to share a selection of free chapters and articles:

We have curated the content of OUP’s many books, journals and online resources on equity and health care, which can be found in this “Health Equity” the collection. The collection is then divided into categories “Social determinants of health” and “Physical access.” We’ll be sharing a collection on law and politics 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 » Advice for those considering working in poor countries around the world» is in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health.

Dr. Don Dizon has written numerous blog posts for The oncologistincluding “Cancer Care an Ocean Away: support and commitment all the same”, “When a pandemic hits your homeland”, “Home is where the heart is“, and “Caring for Transgender Cancer Patients.”

Finally, we recommend these two Open Access articles, “The Health Inequalities Assessment Toolkit: Supporting the Integration of Equity in Applied Health Research” from Public Health Journal and “Trends in Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancer Incidence by County-Level Income and Smoking Prevalence in the United States, 2000-2018” of JNCI Cancer Spectrumas well as the chapterNeeds of refugee children and economic factors” from Oxford Handbook on Migrant Psychiatry.”

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