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Engaging Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in Health Research: Hard to Reach'? Demystifying the Misconceptions

Natalie Darko

Abstract

Recently, there has been a surge of interest in addressing ethnic health inequalities. However, there are misconceptions about Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups that focus on them as being hard to reach and difficult to engage in health services and research. This term is used routinely across all sectors of society. However, what is apparent is that they are “not hard to reach”, but rather health services and research “are not reaching” them, by assuming that health and health practices are experienced equally and services are effective for all. This publication illustrates how this term ... More

Keywords: Black and minority ethnic groups, health, research, hard-to-reach, misconceptions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447359128
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447359128.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natalie Darko, author
De Montfort University