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Health and social justice are inherently linked through focus on?

inequities

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But what is marginalization?

groups of people who are excluded economically, socially, politically, psychologically

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Health equity is the ?

lack of systematic difference in the social determinants of health and health status among groups who have different advantages or vulnerabilities

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Equality =?
Equity? = ?

sameness
fairness

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Inequities are differences which are ...

unfair, unnecessary, and avoidable

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Social justice is an...

is an ideology, an orientation … like neo-liberalism/conservatism

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4 main dimensions of SOCIAL JUSTICE

- redistribution (i.e., $, opportunity, power)
- recognition of dignity of all people
- participation in society
- personal capacity development

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structural factors create

injustice

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structural factors include:

a) dominant ideology - neo-liberal/conservative
b) institutions (e.g., governments, policies)
c) social relations (e.g., racism, poor bashing)

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How do inequities create illness – especially for First Nations people?
(3 important levels of impact)

1) actual material differences
2) disempowerment
3) internalizing negative societal perceptions of oneself leads to physical and psychological illnesses

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Social justice orientation forces us to see underneath “social determinants of health” and examine ?

structural determinants

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b) Institutions (e.g., governments) & their policies

gov. income assistance policies create poverty
- gov. residential school policies destroyed culture and family traditions
- gov. changes to housing policy increased homelessness