“There are norms, patterns and structures in society that work for or against certain groups of people, which are unrelated to their individual merit or behaviour. Put another way, there are (often invisible) systemic forces at play that privilege some social groups over others, such as sexism, heterosexism, racism, ableism, settler colonialism, and classism. These unfair social structures have profound effects on health, producing inequities in morbidity and mortality. Racism is well demonstrated to adversely affect the health of non-white people through interconnected structural, institutional, cultural and psychosocial pathways.”
- How does lack of diversity affect physiotherapy?
- What implicit challenges do BAME physiotherapists encounter?
- How do we understand the institutional problems within our profession?
- What steps can we take to increase the diversity within physiotherapy?
- How can we ensure fair representation at every level within physiotherapy?
- Who is your BAME role model?
If you missed the chat – here is the transcript. A very thought provoking chat and I would really recommend reading through the tweets