Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness / Edition 7

Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness / Edition 7

by Rachel E. Spector
     
 

ISBN-10: 0135035899

ISBN-13: 9780135035894

Pub. Date: 07/29/2008

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The seventh edition of this well-respected book continues to promote an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Completely revised and updated, it examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system and consumers, and examples of traditional health beliefs and

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The seventh edition of this well-respected book continues to promote an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Completely revised and updated, it examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system and consumers, and examples of traditional health beliefs and practices among selected populations. An emphasis on the influences of recent social, political, and demographic changes helps to explore the issues and perceptions of health and illness today. An essential for any health-care professional, this book sets the standard for cultural perspectives.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Pocket Guide to Assessment and Health Tradition available online for downloading
  • Companion Website www.prenhall.com/spector with activities, test questions, and more
  • New Research on Culture feature depicting recent studies related to cultural competence
  • New photographs displaying examples and icons of various cultures
  • New learning outcomes at the beginning of every chapter
  • Expanded content on the influence of spirituality and religion on health in cultural contexts
  • Updated chapter on the health care delivery system including discussions of barriers and alternatives
  • Demographic background discussion of each of the U.S. Census Bureau's categories of the population for a statistical overview of the diversity of patient populations

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135035894
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/29/2008
Series:
Pearson Custom for Nursing Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

P REFACE

A WORD ABOUT H EALTH

UNIT I CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS

C HAPTER 1 Cultural Heritage and History

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in CULTURALCARE

Heritage Consistency

Acculturation Themes

Ethnocultural Life Trajectories

Commingling Variables

Cultural Conflict

Cultural Phenomena Affecting Health

C HAPTER 2 Diversity

Census 2000

Immigration

Poverty

C HAPTER 3 Health and Illness

Health

Illness

UNIT II HEALTH DOMAINS

C HAPTER 4 Health Traditions

HEALTH and ILLNESS

HEALTH Traditions Model

HEALTH Protection

Health/HEALTH Care Choices

Folk Medicine

Health/HEALTH Care Philosophies

C HAPTER 5 Healing Traditions

HEALING

Ancient Forms of HEALING

Religion and HEALING

HEALING and Today’s Beliefs

Ancient Rituals Related to the Life Cycle

C HAPTER 6 Familial Health Traditions

Familial Health/HEALTH Traditions

Consciousness Raising

C HAPTER 7 Health Care Delivery and Issues

The Health Care Provider’s Culture

Health Care Costs

Trends in Development of the Health Care System

Common Problems in Health Care Delivery

Pathways to Health Services

Barriers to Health Care

Medicine as an Institution of Social Control

UNIT III HEALTH AND ILLNESS PANORAMAS

C HAPTER 8 H EALTH and I LLNESS in the American Indian and Alaska Native Population

Background

Traditional Definitions of H EALTH and I LLNESS

Traditional Methods of HEALING

Current Health Care Problems

The Indian Health Service

C HAPTER 9 H EALTH and I LLNESS in the Asian Populations

Background

Traditional Definitions of H EALTH and I LLNESS

Traditional Methods of HEALTH Maintenance and Protection

Traditional Methods of HEALTH Restoration

Current Health Problems

C HAPTER 10 H EALTH and I LLNESS in the Black Population

Background

Traditional Definitions of H EALTH and I LLNESS

Traditional Methods of HEALTH Maintenance and Protection

Traditional Methods of HEALTH Restoration

Current Health Problems

C HAPTER 11 H EALTH and I LLNESS in the Hispanic Populations

Background

Mexicans

Puerto Ricans

C HAPTER 12 H EALTH and I LLNESS in the White Populations

Background

German Americans

Italian Americans

Polish Americans

E PILOGUE

A PPENDIX A Selected Key Terms Related to Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness

A PPENDIX B Calendar: Religious Holidays That Change Dates

A PPENDIX C Suggested Course Outline

A PPENDIX D Suggested Course Activity–Urban Hiking

A PPENDIX E Heritage Assessment Tool

A PPENDIX F Quick Guide for C ULTURAL C ARE

A PPENDIX G Data Resources

B IBLIOGRAPHY

I NDEX

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