Medical Anthropology and African American Health

Medical Anthropology and African American Health

by Eric J. Bailey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0897899024

ISBN-13: 9780897899024

Pub. Date: 03/30/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The field of medical anthropology is a discipline that incorporates the perspective of a wide range of approaches—from anthropologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, physicians, nurses, public health administrators, biologists, and many others, including the general public, to health care. This approach places culture and cultural relativism at the forefront

Overview

The field of medical anthropology is a discipline that incorporates the perspective of a wide range of approaches—from anthropologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, physicians, nurses, public health administrators, biologists, and many others, including the general public, to health care. This approach places culture and cultural relativism at the forefront and center of every model, and examines the ethics and fairness of health care issues associated with the African American population.

The author examines data on mortality, census, preventive health, alternative medical practices, clinical research, and intervention from a comprehensive perspective. Finally, fieldwork in a public health department setting provides the medical anthropologist with a unique opportunity to investigate cultural and health issues of a particular population in a public health setting. The author explains the steps and procedures for conducting an applied medical anthropological study, based on his experience doing fieldwork projects over the past 15 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897899024
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Discussing Medical Anthropology, Culture, and Ethnic Populations Health Care Issues

Medical Anthropology and Health Care

Ethnic Populations in the United States: Health Beliefs and Treatment Actions

African American Health Care

African American Health Care: A Cultural Relativistic Perspective

African American Health Care: A Health Data and Current Research Studies Perspective

African American Health Care: Alternative Medical Practices

How to Do Medical Anthropological Fieldwork

Strategies for Applied Medical Anthropology Health Care Research

Medical Anthropology Case Studies: Clinic, Community, and Public Health Settings

Fieldwork in a Cardiopulmonary Clinic

Psychosociocultural Stress and African American Women

Fieldwork in a Detroit Hospital

A Needs Assessment of a Prenatal Intervention Program

Culturally Competent Health Screening Programs

The Diabetic Patient's Adaptation to Outpatient Clinic

HIV/AIDS Counselor Strategies and the African American Community

A Community's Perception of the Health Care System: Issues of Equity

Culture and Health: The Future of African American Health Care Research

Cultural Health Care Strategies for African Americans

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