Harms and benefits: collecting ethnicity data in a clinical context


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Harms and benefits: collecting ethnicity data in a clinical context

Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsVarcoe C, Browne AJ, Wong ST, Smye V
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
AbstractThis 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.
Citation KeyCHSPR 09:28