Putting Risk Factors in Context: an Anti-Oppression Approach

Authors

  • Cyndi Gilbert
  • Arlie Millyard

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54434/candj.17

Abstract

Risk factors can be useful tools for assessing patients and choosing interventions. However, discussions of social determinants (e.g. race, gender, sex, and sexual orientation) can portray those social categories as non-modifiable and biologically determined, erase the profound physiological effects of oppression, and support negative stereotypes or associations between marginalized groups and disease. In this paper we provide context to three commonly discussed social determinants of health to help clinicians avoid perpetuating stereotypes, better understand the root causes of disease, and provide appropriate naturopathic care and guidance for risk prevention.

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Published

2021-06-08

How to Cite

1.
Gilbert C, Millyard A. Putting Risk Factors in Context: an Anti-Oppression Approach. CANDJ [Internet]. 2021 Jun. 8 [cited 2022 Jun. 30];28(1):25-31. Available from: https://candjournal.ca/index.php/candj/article/view/17

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Practice