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Overview

There is a disproportionate number of health problems faced by minority Americans, and they often go unnoticed due to the equally disproportionate burdens of poverty, sickness and death which plague minority citizens. These problems are a result of complex social, economic and political factors, and Nakamura provides a revealing discussion of all of them. In this book, Nakamura discusses the health issues and problems faced by African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. This book brings into focus 1) the many health problems faced by ethnic minority Americans, 2) an evaluation of what is known and what is not known about the health problems ethnic minority Americans face, and 3) the need for a re-evaluation and reorganization of the health care system to better serve the needs of all Americans. This coverage gives readers more of an eclectic appreciation of diverse health practices in other cultures. Health educators, nurses, doctors, and public health officials and hospital administrators who deal with health issues as they relate to multiculturalism, diversity, minority or emigrant health.
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Discusses the health issues and problems that African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian and Pacific Islander Americans face in the United States. The author evaluates what is known and not known about the health problems of ethnic minority Americans, and brings into focus the need for a reevaluation and reorganization of the health care system to meet the needs of all Americans. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757550294
  • Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/17/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 534

Table of Contents

Most chapters begin with “Introduction” and conclude with “References” and “Conclusion.”

Preface.

A Few Notes to the Reader.

1.Health and Wellness: A Multicultural Perspective.
Health and Wellness.
Dimensions of Wellness.
Health Concerns of the Twenty-First Century.
A Demographic Profile of the Four Major Minority Groups and Selected Health Concerns.
Other Ethnic Minority Races in the United States.
Cultural Customs and Behaviors.
Factors That Influence Access to Medical Care.

2.Healing and Culture.
Two Theoretical Explanations for Ritual Healing Success.
Traditional Medicines.
General Overview of the Lay Theories of Illness Causation.

3. Ethnic Minority American Families.
Cultural Diversity within Minority Families.
The Hispanic American/Latino Family.
The African American Family.
The Native American Family.
The Asian American Family.

4. Stress and Culture.
The Mind-Body Connection.
A Brief Definition of Stress.
Social Stressors That Affect Minority Populations.
More Stressors for Minority Americans: Violence, Homicide, and Gangs.
Coping with Stress.

5. Culture and Mental Health.
The Importance of Healthy Self-Esteem.
Humanistic Theories of Personality.
The Basic Needs Model Applied to Minority Student Stressors.
The Basic Needs Model Applied to Gang Participation.
Behavioral Psychology.
Depression.
Suicidal Behavior among Minority Youth.
Mental Health and Help-Seeking Behavior Patterns of Minority Americans.

6. Culture, Food, and Unhealthy Eating Behaviors.
The USDA's Food Guide Pyramid: A Guide to Daily Food Choices.
Ethnic Diets and the Food Pyramid.
Unhealthy Eating Behaviors.

7. Minority Drug Use.
A Comparison of the 1990 and 1995 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse.
Drug Use by the “Other” Race.
Tobacco and Smokeless Tobacco.
Cigarette Smoking.
Smokeless Tobacco Use.
Alcohol.
Peyotism: An American Indian Religion.
Drug Treatment Problems Associated with Race.
Recommendations for Prevention and Treatment of Drug Abuse.

8. Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, and other Disorders in Minority Americans.
Cardiovascular Disease.
Stroke.
Hypertension.
Cancer Morbidity and Mortality.
Diabetes.
Lead Poisoning.
The Sickle Syndromes.

9. Infectious Diseases.
The Infectious Process.
Our Body's Defense System against Infectious Diseases.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
Tuberculosis: The World's Deadliest Infectious Disease.
Intestinal Parasitic Infections.
Preventing Communicable Diseases: Childhood Immunizations.

10. Sex-Specific Issues and Concerns.
Sex-Specific Health Problems for Women.
Fertility Control.
Contraceptive Use in Minority Populations.
Male-Specific Health Problems and Concerns.

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