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Are there policies and/or good practices accomodating culture/ traditions' respect in health care

Key Area:
Health And Social Protection
Discrimination, Equality
27/02/2012 - 18:25
Short Answer

The main positive initiative that exists in relation to diversity and health care is the HSE (Health Sevice Executive) Intercultural Health Strategy.

Qualitative Info

The 2007 - 2012 Intercultural Health Strategy of the Irish Health Service Executive was a significant piece of work to begin the progress the inclusion of service users from diverse backgrounds into the health system in Ireland. The document can be read here.

A serious issue for the future is the lack of resources available within the health system to progress this positive initiative.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Asylum seekers, Africans/black people
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Health and social protection
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