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Social Work Visions from Around the Globe by Anneli Pohjola, Pirkko-Liisa Ranhalon, Teppo Kroger, Anna Metten

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Understanding the Interconnections Between Ethnicity, Gender, Social Class and Health: Experiences of Minority Ethnic Women in Britain

Ravinder Barn, PhDKalwant Sidhu, MSW

SUMMARY. This paper presents the findings of a qualitative study about the impact of ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic status upon health, and use and access to appropriate service provision. A total of 54 interviews were carried out with women who identified themselves as Muslim and Bangladeshi. Health and social care professionals were also interviewed. However, the focus of this paper is upon the ways in which women conceptualised their health and social care needs and concerns. Our findings indicate that individual characteristics serve to mediate the influence of ...

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