What COVID-19 has taught us about social inequities and the urgent need for systemic change.
Wright, T., Sah, Rajeeb Kumar, Keys, Clare, Nanayakkara, Gowri and Onyejekwe, Chisa 2021. What COVID-19 has taught us about social inequities and the urgent need for systemic change. Public Health Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.13001
|Authors||Wright, T., Sah, Rajeeb Kumar, Keys, Clare, Nanayakkara, Gowri and Onyejekwe, Chisa|
|Abstract||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 marginalized and vulnerable groups is necessary for exposing the material realties of everyday life, but also how such a focus has been hijacked by center right politics to distract us from collective responsibilities and building alliances for systemic change. The paper critically reviews the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the most marginalized 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. [Abstract copyright: © 2021 Wiley Periodicals LLC.]|
|Keywords||Health inequities; COVID-19; Marginalized groups; Political ideology|
|Journal||Public Health Nursing|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.13001|
|Online||29 Oct 2021|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||06 Sep 2021|
|Accepted||02 Sep 2021|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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