Self, Health Disparities in the United States

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Self, Health Disparities in the United States

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University of Maryland

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This course examines health care disparities in the United States from an anthropological perspective. Sociopolitical and economic forces powerfully shape who gets sick, what illnesses/diseases they get, how they are treated while seeking care, what treatment options they have, and ultimate health outcomes. The course explores well-established social determinants of health such as race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status, but also others like immigration status through ethnographic writings on health disparities.

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