Communication and Racial Disparities in Health Care

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Social class, race, and ethnicity all influence health care disparities for many health care services and illnesses, such as heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and maternal and child health care. Public health scholars have advanced numerous reasons for these disparities, including physician biases, patients' fatalistic attitudes, cultural patterns, lack of health insurance, and institutional racism. Communication plays a critical role in conveying, reinforcing, and helping to reduce health care inequities.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Communication and Health Care Disparities - Richard M. Perloff
Communication and Racial Inequities in Health Care - Gary L. Kreps
Tailored Interventions in Public Health: Where Does Tailoring Fit in Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities? - Marci Kramish Campbell and Lisa M. Quintiliani
Integrating Culture into Health Information for African-American Women - Matthew W. Kreuter and Lorna T. Haughton
Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Health Education Buck: Message Framing and Reducing Health Disparities - Tamera R. Schneider
How Underserved Breast Cancer Patients Use and Benefit from Ehealth Programs: Implications for Closing the Digital Divide - Bret Shaw, David H. Gustafson, Robert Hawkins, Fiona McTavish, Helene McDowell, Suzanne Pingree, and Denise Ballard
Doctor-Patient Communication, Cultural Competence, and Minority Health: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives - Richard M. Perloff, Bette Bonder, George B. Ray, Eileen Berlin Ray, and Laura A. Siminoff
On Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: The Potential Role of Patient Communication Skills Interventions - Donald J. Cegala and Douglas M. Post
Racial and Ethnic Disparities and Segmentation in Communication Campaigns - Robert C. Hornik and A. Susana Ramirez
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