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Just Published!

Anna's work with a national research team examining equity in the health professions has resulted in a new article in the journal Social Science & Medicine.

This critical interpretive qualitative study drew on interviews with 27 professionals across Canada in medicine, nursing, social work and occupational therapy. The article hones in on "lower-class origin professionals in Canadian health and social service professions."

From the article: "While participants were clearly set apart from their colleagues by class origins, which posed distinct struggles, they also brought valuable assets to their work: enhanced connection and rapport with clients/patients, approachability, structural analysis and advocacy, plus nuanced re-envisioning of professional ethics to minimize power dichotomies. Rather than helping lower-class entrants adapt to the professions, it may be more beneficial to alter normative professional cultures to better suit these practitioners."

You can read more here!


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