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April 17, 2008

Fear of offending ethnic minority patients leaves them over exposed to chronic illness

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/fear_of_offending/

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found GPs and nurses often fail to ask about a patient’s ethnic origin for fear of offending them. This has led to a gap in ethnicity data collection for patients which means experts are being prevented from identifying and assisting ethnic minority patients with high risk of chronic illness.


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