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A scheme to recruit Pakistani and Bangladeshi trainee dental nurses in a multiethnic area of Greater Manchester

Fuller, S.S. and Bridgman, C.M. (2004) A scheme to recruit Pakistani and Bangladeshi trainee dental nurses in a multiethnic area of Greater Manchester. British Dental Journal, 197. pp. 185-187.

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Abstract

The primary dental care services in Oldham, Greater Manchester have established an innovative scheme to encourage diversity in primary dental care services. The scheme involves the recruitment of bilingual trainee dental nurses in order to improve accessibility and appropriateness of the services and to improve communication with Pakistani and Bangladeshi patients. The scheme has raised a number of issues for trainees, existing staff and management. However all groups evaluated the scheme as worthwhile. Achievements of the scheme include better communication, better understanding of different ethnic communities among the staff and increased confidence and employability of trainees. It is recommended that similar schemes be adopted for primary dental care and other health services in areas with significant ethnic minority populations.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Access to full text is subject to the publisher's access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethnic minorities, outreach, cultural understanding, health equality
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
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Depositing User: Dr. Stephen B. Thomas
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2011 10:46
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/41

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