chapter  Three
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Cultural and ethnic issues

WithQuentin Spender, Niki Salt, Judith Dawkins, Tony Kendrick, Peter Hill, David Hall, Jackie Carnell

‘Cultural and ethnic issues’ have been a source of concern among health workers, who may assume that the categories which they use are neutral, but then find themselves having to deal with a negative response from clients or patients. This is because ‘culture’ and ‘ethnicity’ are also part of a complex social discourse linked with notions of agency, power, discrimination and oppression.