Harms and benefits: collecting ethnicity data in a clinical context

Harms and benefits: collecting ethnicity data in a clinical context

Social Science and Medicine, Volume 68, Issue 9 (2009)
Journal Article
Abstract

This two-year study was designed to critically examine the implications of collecting ethnicity data in healthcare settings. Using a critical ethnographic approach, we interviewed 104 patients, community and healthcare leaders, and healthcare workers within diverse clinical contexts in a large city in Western Canada in 2006–2007.