Final Paper Updates: Researching corrections to learn how we can ameliorate the discrimination in Canada’s health

by sandrinedoucet on May 6, 2013 - 2:20pm

For my final project, I plan on writing an academic paper with three academic sources. My final

paper, like my SuperPost will focus on health care across Canada, this time it will be more

focused on research and discrimination. The article that leads me to want to further my

knowledge on this topic is the following. On March 29, Kevin Charles Redmond wrote an

amazing piece in Salon, on the discrimination that homeless and poor people go through when it

comes to getting medical care. I have been studying this subject more and more since the

beginning of this course, so changing disciplines would be a waste of time. I’d rather continue

learning more and this subject, I have grown extremely interested in the improvements within

Canada’s health care system since I’ve started to focus my

research on the matter. Therefore, for

my own interest and for the sake of Canada’s poor health system, I will focus my research on

discrimination and medical research.


As I had planned, I will be focusing my paper on discrimination in hospital.



The health care system across North America often may discriminate against patients based on social classes, race and severity of harm. This essay will look at the issues surrounding discrimination and different ways to improve the current situation with the help of multiple peer-reviewed articles that discuss patients’ and nurses’ perspectives, possible solutions to improve health disparities, and an overview of the issue. The main journal that will help guide this essay is the America Journal of Public Health.


The news article that motivated my choice is still the same as in my initial post. It discussed the difficulty of getting access to health care because of discrimination.

Patients’ perspective of discrimination of hospital treatment


Access to health for everyone, nurses and organizations join forces


Overcoming discrimination in medical care