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Step by Step Guide to Epidemiological Health Needs Assessment for Ethnic Minority Groups; Dying, Death and Bereavement in a British Hindu Community

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7175.65 (Published 02 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:65
  1. Paramjit S Gill, senior lecturer
  1. Department of General Practice, University of Birmingham

    Step by Step Guide to Epidemiological Health Needs Assessment for Ethnic Minority Groups

    J Mackintosh, R Bhopal, N Unwin, N Ahmad

    University of Newcastle, $10, pp 99

    ISBN 0 7017 0079 3

    Dying, Death and Bereavement in a British Hindu Community

    S Firth

    Peeters, $17.99, pp240

    ISBN 9068319760

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    As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the NHS we should also reflect on the growth of Britain's black and ethnic minority population. These two elements of modern British society have not only grown up together but are also intimately related. During the late 1940s and ‘50s there was a major recruitment drive of doctors and nurses from Commonwealth countries to work in the “mother country.” Some years later their dependants joined them, and during the 1960s events …

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