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Balancing the Scales of Opportunity Ensuring Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Health Professions

by Institute of Medicine, Committee to Increase Minority Participation in the Health Professions

Balancing the Scales of Opportunity Ensuring Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Health Professions Synopsis

The underrepresentation of minorities in health and other professions has long cast a shadow over our nation's efforts to develop a more representative and productive society. Many programs have been developed to enlarge the presence of minorities in health careers, but these efforts have been unable to develop the infrastructure and momentum needed to produce and sustain an adequate number of minority professionals among the ranks of clinicians, researchers, and teachers. This book looks at the historical significance of this underrepresentation, presents data that define the problem, and identifies underlying factors that contribute to the failure to achieve fairness in opportunity. The volume examines programs that have made successful efforts to decrease underrepresentation and sets forth an action and research agenda for further enhancing the numbers of minorities in the health professions.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780309050784
Publication date: 1st January 1994
Author: Institute of Medicine, Committee to Increase Minority Participation in the Health Professions
Publisher: National Academies Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 100 pages
Categories: Social discrimination & inequality, Medicine: general issues, Sociology: work & labour,

About Institute of Medicine, Committee to Increase Minority Participation in the Health Professions

Marion Ein Lewin and Barbara Rice, Editors; Committee to Increase Minority Participation in the Health Professions, Institute of Medicine

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