Thank you for sharing this crucial information with the class. Indeed, there is a high health care inequality amongst African Americans. Apart from the socio-economic factor, the disparity is caused by language problems, lack of proper facilities to provide medical care, and stereotyping of the providers. These factors make it difficult to address health concerns in the population as the majority prioritize accessing food and basic needs (Bor et al., 2017). The non-biological aspects like smoking and poor lifestyle also influence the prevalence of diseases like cancer, renal, and heart diseases that cause the number of deaths to increase. Social workers can educate people on a healthy lifestyle in the community and influence them to visit healthcare for early screening of diseases such as cancer. They can also work closely with the group through the provision of affordable healthcare programs. Furthermore, they can promote the establishment of community-based healthcare facilities to enhance easy access to the services.
Thank you for your contribution; the socio-economic factor indeed plays a significant role in influencing healthcare disparity among the Hispanic/Latino population. Their lifestyle also causes health inequality among the group. The dietary behavior, consumption of tobacco and alcohol increases the morbidity of liver cancer. Sexual practices also raise the chances of infection with HIV/AIDS. Some of the non-biological aspects that facilitate the inequality in health include education. The majority of the group lacks basic knowledge and skills on how to deal with the prevalence of the illnesses like diabetes (Avilés-Santa et al., 2017). To eliminate healthcare disparity, social workers can promote communication between the patients and nurses. Furthermore, they can advocate for the rights of the patients to ensure they seek the right and required medication. Moreover, they can educate the community about health issues to enhance their awareness and how to respond to the sicknesses.
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