IJCRR - 7(19), October, 2015
CULTURAL CAPITAL IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY: FROM PATIENT-PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE IN NIGERIA
Author: Nduka Uzoma C.
Healthcare delivery system in Nigeria has been replete with decadence and decay. Overwhelmed persistently by several social inequalities and inequities, the system continues to receive backlashes in spite of spirited efforts by concerned professional groups to revamp it. Healthcare delivery in Nigeria still remains a labor-intensive industry rather than the less complicated, technologically-enhanced one (Obansa, 2013). In addition, healthcare delivery in Nigeria is supplied through a weak conduit
(National Strategic Health Development Plan, 2009). Government has been accused of not being sincere in injecting health into the healthcare system. Thus, the growing perception by the public of some concerted efforts at some quarters to create unequal care in the society (Shim, 2010). But a variable that needs to be factored in into this schism could be the influence of cultural capital in patient-provider interaction. This article will essay to explore the multifaceted nature of patient-provider involvement and its ramifications within the context of Bourdieu’s conceptual model of cultural capital.
Keywords: Society’s symbolic, Cultural capital theory, Cultural capital in healthcare
Nduka Uzoma C.. CULTURAL CAPITAL IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY: FROM PATIENT-PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE IN NIGERIA International Journal of Current Research and Review. 7(19), October, 43-46
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