Equity-oriented healthcare: What it is and why we need it in oncology

dc.contributor.authorHorrill, Tara C.
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Annette J.
dc.contributor.authorStajduhar, Kelli I.
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-27T16:04:11Z
dc.date.available2022-10-27T16:04:11Z
dc.date.copyright2022en_US
dc.date.issued2022
dc.description.abstractAlarming differences exist in cancer outcomes for people most impacted by persistent and widening health and social inequities. People who are socially disadvantaged often have higher cancer-related mortality and are diagnosed with advanced cancers more often than other people. Such outcomes are linked to the compounding effects of stigma, discrimination, and other barriers, which create persistent inequities in access to care at all points in the cancer trajectory, preventing timely diagnosis and treatment, and further widening the health equity gap. In this commentary, we discuss how growing evidence suggests that people who are considered marginalized are not well-served by the cancer care sector and how the design and structure of services can often impose profound barriers to populations considered socially disadvantaged. We highlight equity-oriented healthcare as one strategy that can begin to address inequities in health outcomes and access to care by taking action to transform organizational cultures and approaches to the design and delivery of cancer services.en_US
dc.description.reviewstatusRevieweden_US
dc.description.scholarlevelFacultyen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipT.C.H. is funded by a Michael Smith Health Research BC postdoctoral trainee award.en_US
dc.identifier.citationHorill, T., Browne, A., Stajduhar, K. (2022). “Equity-oriented healthcare: What it is and why we need it in oncology.” Current Oncology, 29(1), 186-192. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29010018en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29010018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/14322
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCurrent Oncologyen_US
dc.subjecthealth equityen_US
dc.subjecthealthcare accessibilityen_US
dc.subjecthealth servicesen_US
dc.subjectcultural safetyen_US
dc.subjectcanceren_US
dc.titleEquity-oriented healthcare: What it is and why we need it in oncologyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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