Teaching the Social Determinants of Health: A Path to Equity or a Road to Nowhere?

The authors of this article explore how “critical consciousness” and recentering the Social Determinants of Health around justice and inequity can be used to deepen collective understanding of power, privilege, and the inequities embedded in social relationships in order to foster an active commitment to social justice among medical trainees. Rather than calling calling for minor curricular modifications, the authors argue that major structural and cultural transformations within medical education need to occur to make educational institutions truly socially responsible.

 

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Authors: Sharma M, Pinto AD, Kumagai A

Year: 2018