African American Women's Health And Social Issues / Edition 2
  • African American Women's Health And Social Issues / Edition 2
  • African American Women's Health And Social Issues / Edition 2

African American Women's Health And Social Issues / Edition 2

by Catherine Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275980820

ISBN-13: 9780275980825

Pub. Date: 07/30/2006

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Written by a team of experts that includes doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and chemists, this handbook focuses on the diseases that pose the greatest threat to African American women today. Topics include African American women and heart disease, sickle cell, breast cancer, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, as well as mental illness. Social issues that affect

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Written by a team of experts that includes doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and chemists, this handbook focuses on the diseases that pose the greatest threat to African American women today. Topics include African American women and heart disease, sickle cell, breast cancer, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, as well as mental illness. Social issues that affect health are also examined, including poverty, homelessness, stress, racism, sexism, and treatment disparities. Two thirds of the chapters are all-new with fresh topics and information, and the remaining chapters have been completely updated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275980825
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : commentary on the health and social status of African American women1
1African American women and heart disease12
2Breast cancer in African American women36
3Understanding sickle cell disease in African American women46
4Sickle cell disease : what's going on? : insights for women65
5Diabetes and African American women82
6HIV/AIDS : confronting the health risk factors93
7Social construction and social transmission of HIV/AIDS109
8Allowing illness in order to heal : sojourning the African American woman and the AIDS pandemic130
9African American women and depression142
10Homeless women : caught in a web of poverty158
11Informed decisions : paving the way to informed consent177
12Women in the shadows : seeking health, seeking self189
13Women of color and the roots of coping : a literary perspective199

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