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A Secondary Analysis of the Differences in Accessing Health and Social Services Between Ethnically Diverse Individuals and the Mainstream Society

A Secondary Analysis of the Differences in Accessing Health and Social Services Between Ethnically Diverse Individuals and the Mainstream Society

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Title: A Secondary Analysis of the Differences in Accessing Health and Social Services Between Ethnically Diverse Individuals and the Mainstream Society
Author: Ngo, Huy
Abstract: Background: Mental illness is the third leading cause of disability and premature death in Canada. Research shows that access issues are a major concern, especially ethnically diverse individuals who may experience greater barriers.
Purpose: This study is a secondary analysis that compares health and social service access difficulty, perceived barriers, and service effectiveness between mainstream and ethnically diverse individuals living with mental illness.
Results: There were no significant differences between level of access difficulty, and perceived barriers between the ethnically diverse individuals and the mainstream society differentiated by race, but a significant difference was found in perceived service effectiveness between Caucasians born in Canada and ethnically diverse individuals born outside of Canada accounting for race and birth country.
Discussion: Individuals living with mental illness experience comparable levels of access difficulty, barriers and service effectiveness. Additional studies with larger sample sizes from different socio-economic backgrounds are needed to strengthen this conclusion.
Subject: Nursing
Health education
Social structure
Keywords: Ethnicity
Diverse
Nursing
Policy
Health
Access
Care
Social service
Health service
Stigma
Equality
Inequality
Justice
Mainstream society
Intersectionality
Critical Social Theory
Race
Immigration
Discrimination
Mental illness
Depression
Alcohol abuse
PTSD
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/29989
Supervisor: Samuels-Dennis, Joan
Degree: MScN - Master of Science in Nursing
Program: Nursing
Exam date: 2014-11-24
Publish on: 2015-08-28

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