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Overview

Here is the first comprehensive cross-disciplinary work to examine the current health situation of our immigrants, successfully integrating the vast literature of diverse fields — epidemiology, health services research, anthropology, law, medicine, social work, health promotion, and bioethics — to explore the richness and diversity of the immigrant population from a culturally-sensitive perspective.
This unequalled resource examines methodological issues, issues in clinical care and research, health and disease in specific immigrant populations, patterns of specific diseases in immigrant groups in the US, and conclusive insight towards the future.
Complete with 73 illustrations, this singular book is the blueprint for where we must go in the future.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Bernard J. Turnock, MD, MPH (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: Although billed as a handbook, this work is a comprehensive treatment of health issues affecting immigrant populations in the U.S.
Purpose: Through a variety of different lenses provided by an extensive panel of contributors from anthropology, public health, ethics, law, social work, medicine, nursing, and health planning, the story of the health experience of immigrants to America is nicely told.
Audience: This story will be appreciated by those with an interest in immigrant health and immigration policies in general as well as to a wide array of students in the health and social science fields.
Features: The content is quite extensive, ranging from chapters on the history of American immigration policy and the impact of that experience on various population groups. Issues of acculturation to a new homeland, social and cultural determinants of health, and conditions and diseases common in immigrant populations are threaded through the experiences of different waves of immigrants. With many different perspectives and many different contributors, there is expected unevenness in chapters and an occasional overly academic presentation of a topic.
Assessment: This is a solid contribution to the field. This book largely achieves its aim of serving as a comprehensive treatment of a variety issues affecting the health experience of immigrant populations in the U.S. It will be useful to audiences of professionals and students alike across a broad spectrum of the health and social sciences.
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Reviewer: Bernard J. Turnock, MD, MPH(University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: Although billed as a handbook, this work is a comprehensive treatment of health issues affecting immigrant populations in the U.S.
Purpose: Through a variety of different lenses provided by an extensive panel of contributors from anthropology, public health, ethics, law, social work, medicine, nursing, and health planning, the story of the health experience of immigrants to America is nicely told.
Audience: This story will be appreciated by those with an interest in immigrant health and immigration policies in general as well as to a wide array of students in the health and social science fields.
Features: The content is quite extensive, ranging from chapters on the history of American immigration policy and the impact of that experience on various population groups. Issues of acculturation to a new homeland, social and cultural determinants of health, and conditions and diseases common in immigrant populations are threaded through the experiences of different waves of immigrants. With many different perspectives and many different contributors, there is expected unevenness in chapters and an occasional overly academic presentation of a topic.
Assessment: This is a solid contribution to the field. This book largely achieves its aim of serving as a comprehensive treatment of a variety issues affecting the health experience of immigrant populations in the U.S. It will be useful to audiences of professionals and students alike across a broad spectrum of the health and social sciences.
Bernard J. Turnock
Although billed as a handbook, this work is a comprehensive treatment of health issues affecting immigrant populations in the U.S. Through a variety of different lenses provided by an extensive panel of contributors from anthropology, public health, ethics, law, social work, medicine, nursing, and health planning, the story of the health experience of immigrants to America is nicely told. This story will be appreciated by those with an interest in immigrant health and immigration policies in general as well as to a wide array of students in the health and social science fields. The content is quite extensive, ranging from chapters on the history of American immigration policy and the impact of that experience on various population groups. Issues of acculturation to a new homeland, social and cultural determinants of health, and conditions and diseases common in immigrant populations are threaded through the experiences of different waves of immigrants. With many different perspectives and many different contributors, there is expected unevenness in chapters and an occasional overly academic presentation of a topic. This is a solid contribution to the field. This book largely achieves its aim of serving as a comprehensive treatment of a variety issues affecting the health experience of immigrant populations in the U.S. It will be useful to audiences of professionals and students alike across a broad spectrum of the health and social sciences.
Booknews
Comprises 30 contributions which provides a multidisciplinary examination of the current health situation of the nation's immigrant populations. The scope of the contributions varies from very basic questions such as who is an immigrant to specific issues such as analyses of health issues confronting individual immigrant subgroups. Representative topics include acculturation, healing practices, folk illnesses, border health, infectious diseases, aging, substance use among immigrants to the US, theoretical models of strategies for health education, and public health planning and policy change. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306459597
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 676
  • Product dimensions: 1.56 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

United States Immigration: A Historical Perspective; B. Waddell. Defining the Immigrant; S. Loue. Acculturation; L. Clark, L. Hofsess. Medical Interpretation: An Essential Clinical Service for Non-English Speaking Immigrants; C. Jackson. Cross-Cultural Use of Measurements; X.S. Ren, B.C. Amick III. Access to Health Care; R.L. Riedel. Health Care Seeking Behavior; K. Ell, I. Castañeda. Healing Practices; B.B. O¿Connor. The Role of the Family and the Community in the Clinical Setting; C.R. Horowitz. Folk Illnesses; R.D. Baer, et al. Ethical Issues in Immigrant Health Care and Clinical Research; P.A. Marshall, et al. Refugee Health; K.N. Olness. Border Health; L.S. Lloyd. Migrant Health; M. Napolitano, B.W. Goldberg. Health and Disease Among Hispanics; S. Guendelman. Asian Pacific Islander Health; L.S. Lloyd, et al. African Health; M. Faust, et al. Infectious Diseases; K.B. Armitage, R.A. Salata. Cancer; N.H. Gordon. Mental Illness and Immigration; A.D. Gaines. Occupational Injuries: A Review of Incidence and Factors Associated with Occurrence While at Work; J.F. Kraus, et al. Reproductive Health; L. DeSantis. Aging; C. Ikels. Substance Use among Immigrants to the United States; L.A. Rebhun. Intimate Partner Violence among Immigrants; S. Loue, M. Faust. Violence and Injury among Immigrants: An Epidemiological Review; H. Shen, S.B. Sorenson. Strategies for Health Education: Theoretical Models; J.P. Elder et al. Strategies for Health Education: Community-Based Methods; J. Candelaria et al. Immigrant Health Care Providers in the United States; J.C. Spilsbury, M.C. Cooney. Public Health Planning and Policy Change; R.L. Riedel. Index.
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