Letters Institutional racism

What about stigma, evidence base, and consistency?

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39185.466817.3A (Published 19 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:814
  1. Trevor Turner, consultant psychiatrist1,
  2. Sue Collinson, TB support worker2
  1. 1East London and the City Mental Health Trust, London E1 6LP
  2. 2Homerton University Hospital, London E9 6SR
  1. trevor.turner{at}elcmht.nhs.uk

    If institutional racism is defined as a collective failure that disadvantages people in ethnic minority groups, why is actively treating people for severe illness seen as evidence of such?1 Were this treatment for hypertension, diabetes, or sickle cell anaemia, it would be considered a well targeted intervention.

    Admission rates and length of stay in mental …

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