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concept analysis, health disparities, marginalization



  1. Vasas, Elyssa B. MPH, RN


The aim of this analysis is to explore the concept of social marginalization for the purpose of concept development. Specifically, the article intends to clarify the relationship between health disparities and marginalization and generate knowledge about working with people who are socially marginalized. Concept development evolved from the critical analysis of relevant literature generated through searches of nursing and social science databases. Literature was organized thematically and themes related to marginalization as a social process were included and analyzed. The article explores the challenges of using marginalization as an independent concept and suggests areas for future inquiry and research.