The Importance Of Disparities In Health Care

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Equality is often a major target of many countries especially in the provision of healthcare. However, due to numerous factors such as poverty, disabilities and cultural backgrounds, some sections of the population have been segregated. The segregation has led to the gradual marginalization of sections of the population which affects the overall welfare of the individuals (Yeo & Moore, 2003). Marginalized communities more often than not lack in essential needs such as food and healthcare as well as social amenities. It is important therefore that the vulnerable population who do not receive state provisions are considered and factored to reduce the disparities in welfare. For instance, chronically ill and disabled individuals …show more content…
However, there is the need for greater attention to specific individuals with HIV/AIDS, but who lack the resources and capability to access the government provisions. Individuals suffering from chronic illness are automatically ruled out of job contentions since it is impossible to work (Kuppers, 2012). Consequently, such individuals find themselves between a rock and a hard place especially due to their inability to physically receive specific medical attention and their financial incapability to foot related bills or acquire health services. Therefore, such individuals are rendered into deplorable conditions due to their inability to find for themselves and their families. Subsequently, their families suffer from similar conditions, and the chain goes on and on until an entire house-hold is unable to receive any health assistance. Medical needs of the disabled population are up until now in need of further considerations. Although there have been modifications in health care designs to cater for the specific needs of the disabled community, additional efforts are still required especially in service provision and counseling (Kuppers, 2012). Due to the physical disability, a disabled individual suffering from AIDS is more likely to hide out or refrain from seeking medical assistance than his normal counterpart due to the fear of stigma and subsequent prejudice from …show more content…
Due to this, it is important that the community understands and offers the sources required by the marginalized individuals especially the disabled and the chronically ill (Kmietowicz, 2000). Additionally, there also needs to be a structure adopted in the services to address HIV/AIDS within the population by educating and treating the affected individuals.
The chronically ill require well-designed health care homes to provide essential and additional healthcare services to the critically ill who require immediate and specific treatments. There is the need for a communal institution to be established to address the different needs the chronically ill have. The institution should be well designed to effectively address a majority of the patients` needs in a wholesome and inclusive manner. The chronically ill additionally require emergency services in the community to treat individuals who need emergency health care and cannot undergo the normal hospital protocol to receive the medical

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