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COVID-19 highlighting inequalities in access to healthcare in England: a case study of ethnic minority and migrant women

Germain, S. ORCID: 0000-0003-2697-6039 and Yong, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-3939-6781 (2020). COVID-19 highlighting inequalities in access to healthcare in England: a case study of ethnic minority and migrant women (City Law School Research Paper 2020/12). London, UK: City Law School, City, University of London.

Abstract

Our commentary aims to show that the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing barriers to healthcare in England for ethnic minority and migrant women. We expose how the pandemic has affected the allocation of healthcare resources leading to the prioritisation of COVID-19 patients and suspending the equal access to healthcare services approach. We argue that we must look beyond this disruption in provision by examining existing barriers to access that have been amplified by the pandemic in order to understand the poorer health outcomes for women in ethnic minority and migrant communities. The reflection focuses on racialised medical perceptions, gendered cultural norms including information barriers and stigma, and specific legal barriers.

Publication Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: Copyright 2020, the authors. Published in final form as, Germain, S., Yong, A. COVID-19 Highlighting Inequalities in Access to Healthcare in England: A Case Study of Ethnic Minority and Migrant Women. Fem Leg Stud (2020), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10691-020-09437-z
Publisher Keywords: COVID-19, Ethnic minority women, Migrant women, Access to healthcare, Inequality
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > CLS Working Paper Series
The City Law School > Institute for the Study of European Laws
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2020 08:54
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/25085
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