Ethnicity, child health and paediatric services

Qureshi Z, Richards A, Kingdon C, Sinha I, Lokulo-Sodipe O, Rose AM

Published Online First: 27 June 2022. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2021-323599

Paediatricians have a moral obligation to promote the health and well-being of all children. To achieve this, unmet health needs of minoritised ethnic groups must be addressed. Language for describing disadvantaged ethnic groups is evolving. The term ‘minoritised’ is useful in this context, acknowledging active processes at play and that this can occur to majority groups.1 In this article, we describe the role of paediatricians in addressing ethnic health disparities.

Dr Zeshan Qureshi

About the author

Children's doctor. London. Mental health. Global health. Medical education. TEDx talk (doctor well being).