Minorities

The acceptability of treatment for depression among African-American, Hispanic, and white primary care patients.

BACKGROUND: Ethnic minority patients are less likely than white patients to receive guideline-concordant care for depression. It is uncertain whether racial and ethnic differences exist in patient beliefs, attitudes, and preferences for treatment. METHODS: A telephone survey was conducted of 829 adult patients (659 non-Hispanic whites, 97 African Americans, 73 Hispanics) recruited from primary care […]

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Cultural diversity: caring for minority children with mental retardation and other disabilities.

Providing services for minority group children with mental retardation and other disabilities can challenge the abilities of any dental practitioner. The added challenge, however, is for the practitioner to recognize and understand the different cultures which can and do affect the relationships between the practitioner, the patient, the family, and the care that is provided. […]

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Disability among ethnic minorities: An analysis of the published literature, 1990-2000

Background: People with disabilities are a minority group. Ethnic minorities with disabilities reflect an even smaller group. According to the Census, there are 260 million people in the U.S. of which, 71 million (27%) are racial/ethnic minorities, 54 million (20%) have a disability, and 7.3 million are ethnic minorities with disabilities ages 15-64. In 1989, […]

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