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BALANCING THE SCALES OF OPPORTUNITY: Ensuring Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Health Professions

Lewin, Marion Ein and Rice, Barbara, eds. (1994) BALANCING THE SCALES OF OPPORTUNITY: Ensuring Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Health Professions. National Academy Press, Washington, DC.

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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.

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Item Type: Book
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: health professions, health disparity, racial groups, ethnic groups
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Practice > outreach
Practice > interventions
Practice > service
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    Depositing User: Dr. Stephen B. Thomas
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2005
    Last Modified: 19 Jul 2011 12:29
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/53

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