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Healthcare providers and cultural health capital 
Choose one of topic for you initial post:

  1. Until recently, doctors overwhelmingly were white, male, and middle- or upper-class. How has this affected medical dominance over other occupations? How has it affected the treatment of patients who are notwhite, male, or affluent? How might this be changing?
  2. What is cultural health capital? Which populations are least likely to have cultural health capital? How does low cultural health capital affect doctor-patient relationships?

Instructions for all Forums:
Each week, learners will post one initial post per week.  This post must demonstrate comprehension of the course materials, the ability to apply that knowledge in the real world.  Learners will engage with the instructor and peers throughout the learning week.  To motivate engaged discussion, posts are expected to be on time with regular interaction throughout the week.  All posts should demonstrate college level writing skills. To promote vibrant discussion as we would in a face to face classroom, formatted citations and references are not required.  Quotes should not be used at all, or used sparingly.  If you quote a source quotation marks should be used and an APA formatted citation and reference provided.

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