Ambulance service and health inequalities: an exploratory study

Paresh Wankhade, J.H. Halsall, I.G. Cook

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This paper addresses important policy, practice and cultural issues confronted by the pre-hospital emergency care setup. This aspect of care plays a unique role in the healthcare safety net in providing the delivery of the emergency ambulance service to a very diverse population, including members of ethnic and racial minorities. The paper addresses important policy, operational and cultural issues confronted by the pre-hospital emergency care setup (emergency ambulance service), which has a unique role in the healthcare safety net in providing care to a very diverse population, including members of ethnic and racial minorities. The paper reviews the current ethnicity trends in the UK along with international evidence linking ethnicity and health inequalities. The study argues that serious difficulties will arise between the health provider and the patient if they come from different backgrounds and therefore experience difficulties in cross-cultural communication. The paper offers few strategies to address health inequalities in emergency care and concludes by arguing that much more needs to be done to ensure that we are hearing the voices of more diverse groups, groups who are often excluded from engagement through barriers such as language or mobility difficulties
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2014
EventTeaching Public Administration/Public Administration Committee (TPA-PAC) Conference - University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Jun 201411 Jun 2014

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ConferenceTeaching Public Administration/Public Administration Committee (TPA-PAC) Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period9/06/1411/06/14

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Wankhade, P., Halsall, J. H., & Cook, I. G. (2014). Ambulance service and health inequalities: an exploratory study. Paper presented at Teaching Public Administration/Public Administration Committee (TPA-PAC) Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Wankhade, Paresh ; Halsall, J.H. ; Cook, I.G. / Ambulance service and health inequalities: an exploratory study. Paper presented at Teaching Public Administration/Public Administration Committee (TPA-PAC) Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
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Ambulance service and health inequalities: an exploratory study. / Wankhade, Paresh; Halsall, J.H.; Cook, I.G.

2014. Paper presented at Teaching Public Administration/Public Administration Committee (TPA-PAC) Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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