PUB 540 GCU Use of Race in Public Health Data Collection Discussion
Race is often used as a descriptor of disease burden and helps us to determine where health disparities exist in order to address them, which is important. It is helpful to differentiate between race as a descriptor and race as a risk factor. Think about institutional racism and its influence on health. Consider the factors related to race and ethnicity that might be influencing disease status more than the genetics of race when answering this discussion question.
QUESTION TO ANSWER:
Consider the following statement: “Race is not a risk factor and should not be used in public health data collection.” Discuss the ethical and public health implications of this statement. When might collecting data on race perpetuate institutional racism leading to health disparities and when is it necessary to improve public health? Provide support and examples for your answer. Consider ethical issues related to respect for persons, beneficence, and justice as described in “The Belmont Report.”
PLEASE MINIMUM WORDS 250 OR MORE. APA STYLE WRITING AND CITATION (INTEXT CITATION AND REFERENCE PAGE). SOLD ACADEMIC WRITING.
PLEASE USE THREE ARE MORE SCHOLAR ARTICLES ( OR STUDY MATERIAL WITH ADDITIONAL SOURCES) TO RATIONALIZE ANSWER.
Review the “Belmont Report,” by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research (1979), located on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office for Human Research Protections website.
Read “Epidemiology, Policy, and Racial/Ethnic Minority Health Disparities,” by Carter-Pokras et al., from Annals of Epidemiology (2012).
Read “Ethical Issues in Epidemiologic Research and Public Health Practice,” by Coughlin, from Emerging Themes Epidemiology (2006).
Explore the resources on “Health Data Tools and Statistics,” located on the PHPartners website.