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Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies: Foundations for better epidemiology, public health, and health care

Raj S. Bhopal


Most of the industrialized world now comprises of multi-ethnic societies, with people from widely varying ancestry, cultures, languages, and beliefs. With globalization of trade, increasing international travel, and migration, the whole world is destined to become multi-ethnic within the next twenty or thirty years. This poses huge challenges for doctors, nurses, public health practitioners, health care managers, and policy makers who have to meet legal and policy obligations to deliver health outcomes, and provide health care of equal quality and effectiveness. To achieve this, they need a so ... More

Keywords: multi-ethnic societies, globalization, international travel, ethnic minority populations, migration, health outcomes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198568179
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568179.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raj S. Bhopal, author
Bruce and John Usher Chair of Public Health, University of Edinburgh; Honorary Consultant in Public Health, NHS Lothian Health Board; Chairman, Steering Group of the National Resource Centre for Ethnic Minority Health, Scotland