What COVID-19 has taught us about social inequities and the urgent need for systemic change
Wright, T., Sah, R., Keys, C., Nanayakkara, G. and Onyejekwe, C. 2021. What COVID-19 has taught us about social inequities and the urgent need for systemic change. Public Health Nursing.
|Authors||Wright, T., Sah, R., Keys, C., Nanayakkara, G. and Onyejekwe, C.|
This paper critically comments on the state of affairs in the UK relating to the pandemic and explores how a focus on inequities experienced by marginalised and vulnerable groups is necessary for exposing the material realties of everyday life, but also how such a, focus has been hijacked by centre right politics to distract us from collective responsibilities and the building alliances for systemic change. The paper critically reviews the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the most marginalised and vulnerable in UK society and highlights the interconnected risk factors of COVID-19 and its secondary impacts to demonstrate how these are linked to political ideology, policy and practice. We conclude with recommendations informed through a looking back at the key tenants and purposes of universal healthcare to apprise what is needed in this moment of crisis and beyond.
|Keywords||COVID-19; Health inequities; Political ideology; Marginalised groups; Coronavirus|
|Journal||Public Health Nursing|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||16 Aug 2021|
|Deposited||06 Sep 2021|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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|Output status||In press|
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