Health information equity: Rebalancing healthcare collections for racial diversity in UK public service contexts.
Article Type: Research Article
Abstract: COVID-19 illustrated health disparities experienced by racially minoritised people, with heightened risks faced by Black and South Asian communities lending the issue transparency and urgency. Despite efforts to decolonise medical education, deficits in racial representation in research and resources remain. This study investigates the potential and imperatives for healthcare information services to contribute to health equity through their collections. The literature analysis explores collection management, decolonisation, social justice in librarianship, and Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a framework for change in information contexts. A survey of UK National Health Service (NHS) librarians provides a snapshot of awareness of health information … Show more
Keywords: Healthcare information, information ethics, CRT
Citation: Education for Information, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 315-336, 2022