Health Issues in the Black Community / Edition 1

Health Issues in the Black Community / Edition 1

by Ronald L. Braithwaite, Sandra E. Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555424775

ISBN-13: 9781555424770

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Wiley

Presents an in-depth examination of the health problems confronting the black community—and offers health professionals strategies for providing improved health care and disease prevention efforts to this population. In twenty-five original chapters, it provides a detailed look at how the AIDS epidemic, chemical depAndency, cancer, violence, sickle-cell anemia

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Presents an in-depth examination of the health problems confronting the black community—and offers health professionals strategies for providing improved health care and disease prevention efforts to this population. In twenty-five original chapters, it provides a detailed look at how the AIDS epidemic, chemical depAndency, cancer, violence, sickle-cell anemia, infant mortality, lead poisoning, and other health risks are affecting the black community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555424770
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Series:
Health Management Series
Edition description:
1st
Pages:
371
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 10.37(h) x 1.33(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Another Call to Action
Preface
The Editors
The Contributors
Pt. 1Health Status Across the Life Span1
1African American Health: An Overview3
2The Health Status of Children and Adolescents13
3The Health Status of Black Women44
4The Health Status of Black Men62
5Health and the Elderly81
Pt. 2Social, Mental, Environmental Challenges97
6The Epidemiology of Mental Disorder: 1985-200099
7The Role of Black Faith Communities in Fostering Health129
8The Epidemic of Homicide and Violence151
9The Dilemma of Organ and Tissue Transplantation167
Pt. 3Chronic Diseases187
10Hypertension and Other Risk Factors for Stroke189
11Cancer209
12Diabetes226
13Sickle Cell Anemia242
14Tuberculosis263
15Pediatric Asthma in African American Children282
Pt. 4Lifestyle Behaviors307
16HIV/AIDS309
17Tobacco: From Slavery to Addiction347
18Substance Abuse384
19Alcohol Use and Misuse403
20Nutrition419
21Physical Activity448
Pt. 5Ethical, Political, and Ecological Issues469
22The Quest for Environmental Justice471
23Research and Ethics: A Legacy of Distrust489
24Health Policy Challenges503
25Cultural Sensitivity in Public Health516
26Closing the Gap: Eliminating Health Disparities543
Afterword561
Name Index565
Subject Index589

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