Discrimination Can Have Negative Effects on Physical, Mental Health: Expert – Voice and Viewpoint

Discrimination and policies like President Donald Trump’s so-called “travel ban” could have a negative effect on mental and physical health, an issue that the healthcare industry needs to take into account in its treatment, according to the chair of a new nursing department at a school focused on social work.

When people face biases, including those related to race and religion, they may not have adequate access to healthcare or be reluctant to access it, Ellen Olshansky, chair of the new Department of Nursing at the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, told NBC News.

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