Perceptions of discrimination among Mexican American families of seriously ill children

Title

Perceptions of discrimination among Mexican American families of seriously ill children

Creator

Davies B; Larson J; Contro N; Cabrera AP

Publisher

Journal of Palliative Medicine

Date

2011

Subject

Middle Aged; Male; Young Adult; Child; Humans; Adult; Adolescent; Female; Child Preschool; Infant; Retrospective Studies; Critical Illness; California; Mexican Americans/px [Psychology]; Prejudice

Description

This paper describes Mexican American family members' descriptions of perceived discrimination by pediatric health care providers (HCPs) and the families' reactions to the HCPs' discriminatory conduct. A retrospective, grounded theory design guided the overall study. Content analysis of interviews with 13 participants from 11 families who were recruited from two children's hospitals in Northern California resulted in numerous codes and revealed that participants perceived discrimination when they were treated differently from other, usually white, families. They believed they were treated differently because they were Mexican, because they were poor, because of language barriers, or because of their physical appearance.

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Collection

Citation

Davies B; Larson J; Contro N; Cabrera AP, “Perceptions of discrimination among Mexican American families of seriously ill children,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed June 19, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16120.

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