on seeing the question my immediate reaction was ‘yah! ofcourse all humans are equal. i felt there’s nothing great to talk about this.
once i read the posts, i felt its not so.
Unfortunately in health care setting, the lack of diversity among care providers and the lack of culturally competent policies within healthcare delivery settings makes this not so feasible.
Although developing and implementing a diversity plan and culturally competent policies is very complex practically, politically, and programmatically for traditional institutional care providers, it must be done.
Providers must embrace the diversity that is a part of any society and must not let race or ethnicity be a determining factor in offering treatment options.