And we are back! Conversations with Iris #22: Racism in healthcare

Sarah Hamed, dentist and PhD researcher at the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University and Dr Suruchi Thapar-Bjorkert, docent and senior researcher at the Department of Government at Uppsala, discuss with Professor Jenny Phillimore (IRiS, University of Birmingham) on findings from an interdisciplinary project looking at understanding racism and healthcare.  They explain how structural racism is invisibilised through the individualising of racism rendering invisible the experiences of patients and staff, how racism co-exists with care and how it is deleterious to health.  Looking forward they argue for a shift away from equality strategies that render racism invisible through their very existence and instead stress the need to talk openly about racism in multiple for fora.

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