Health Issues for Women of Color: A Cultural Diversity Perspective / Edition 1

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Overview

The contributors to this volume take a multidisciplinary and multifaceted approach to the health care concerns of women of colour and examine the impact that cultural diversity has upon health care. Among the topics discussed are domestic violence, anxiety, drug abuse, mental health, sexism and racism.

Incl. native American women's health concerns/cultural diversity & institutional inequality/homeless children/etc.

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Views the health of African American, Hispanic and Latina, Asian and Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and American Indian and Alaskan native women through their various roles as caregivers, wives, mothers, and family stabilizers. Domestic violence, anxiety, drug abuse, mental health, sexism, racism, and homelessness are among the concerns addressed by the 16 essays. A conclusion makes policy recommendations. Paper edition (unseen), $24.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803973121
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 306

Table of Contents

PART ONE
Introduction - Diane L Adams and Betty Smith Williams
Cultural Diversity and Institutional Inequality - Aida Giachello
PART TWO
Native American Women's Health Concerns - Lillian Tom-Orme
Towards Restoration of Harmony
Contemporary Research Issues in Hispanic/Latina Women's Health - Ruth E Zambrana and Britt K Ellis
Health Issues for Asian/Pacific Islander Women - Grace M Wang
A Brief Overview
Domestic Violence in Asian/Pacific Island Communities - Patricia Eng
A Public Health Issue
True Mental Health Issues of Asian/Pacific American Women - Reiko Homma True
The Health of African American Women - Wilhelmina A Leigh
Special Disorders in the Diagnosis and Management of Anxiety and Affective Disorders in African American Women - Freda Lewis-Hall
Arab Middle Eastern American Women - Afaf Meleis and Marianne Hattar-Pollara
Stereotyped, Invisible but Powerful
PART THREE
Health Care on the Inside - Christina Jose-Kampfner
Impact of Homelessness among Women and Children - Diane L Adams and Margaret S Mason
The Growth of Homelessness in America - Shanell Semien and Shannon Semien
Health Concerns
Mental Health Problems of Women of Color Who Are Homeless - Phyllis Old Dog Cross (CHECK THIS - CAN'T BE RIGHT?!)
Homeless Children - Brenda A Leath
A Growing and Vulnerable Population
Factors Contributing to Homelessness among Women of Color - Shawn K Shears
Call for Research and Integrative Interventions
PART FOUR
The Future of Health Research with Women of Color - Aida L Giachello
Ethical Issues in Research - Marian Gray-Secundy
Conclusion - David R Williams

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