How does the intersection of race and COVID-19 influence who and how people experience the pandemic?
Engagement with clients takes place within the social structure of organizations and society. As we consider this environment, we need to be aware of the ethical impact of social determinants, social issues and dynamics that relate to health equity, including variations in access to health care and variations across diverse populations. As health care delivery has shifted in recent times to adapt to the pandemic, care has changed in face-to-face settings and expanded on telehealth platforms. As such, social work engagement needs to carefully consider ethics, access and diversity under these new conditions.
Using both course readings and outside literature, write an essay that addresses the following:
1. As we think about access to care, what are at least 2 social determinants that influence access, and in what ways do these determinants intersect with access?
2. As telehealth becomes more integrated into health care, what challenges exist in access and health equity in the delivery and experience of health care?
3. How does the intersection of race and COVID-19 influence who and how people experience the pandemic?
4. In the context of inter-professional integrated care, what might social workers do regarding systemic discrimination? Individual-level discrimination?
5. Thinking about what ethical issues apply in engagement with clients, what are the ethical implications of the issues discussed above?
Discuss thoroughly each of the above thoroughly.
The essay should fully answer the above questions.
The essay should be double-spaced using size 12-point Times New Roman font. Please include a cover page
(that is not included in the page count). Be sure to use APA Style 7th Edition formatting, especially for citations/references. Literature should be primarily from scholarly journal articles and text book: Required Texts:
1) Gehlert, S., & Browne, T. (Eds.). (2019). Handbook of health social work (3rd ed.). Hoboken: John
Wiley and Sons.
2) Stanhope, V., & Straussner, S.L.A. (Eds.). (2018). Social work and integrated health care: From
policy to practice and back. New York: Oxford University Press.
REFER TO BELOW CHAPTERS AND ATTACHED ARTICLE FOR 3 OF THE 8 REFERENCES THAT SHOULD ALSO BE USED.
-Stanhope & Straussner (2018) book – Chapter 2: Integrated Health Care Models
and Frameworks and Chapter 3: Population Health
-Gehlert & Browne (2019) book – Chapter 7: Theories of Health Behavior