- Article: Francis G (2011) Attitudes towards Gypsy Travellers. Nursing Times; 107: 39, early online publication.
- Author: Gill Francis is health inclusion worker for Travellers and Gypsies at Homerton University Hosptial, NHS Foundation Trust, London.
This article tells you about:
- This ethnic group
- Health problems of Gypsy Travellers
- Negative attitudes and bias towards this group
- How you can overcome negative attitude and bias
You would be likely to reference this article if you were researching:
- Ethnic minority groups
In what situations will this article be useful to me?
- It will help you to explore your own perceptions of this group
- It will help you to offer health care without bias
Questions for your mentor/tutor
- How can I ensure that I am not biased towards this group?
- What should I do if I notice prejudice from other health professionals?
Student Nursing Times Decoder
- Minority ethnic group: a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population
- Gypsy travellers: Romany Gypsies and Irish Travellers are legally recognised as ethnic groups. In terms of health and education, they are one of the most deprived groups in the Britain.
- Racial discrimination: this is when an individual or a group is treated less favourably on racial grounds than others in similar circumstances.