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Multicultural Health serves as a comprehensive guide for healthcare workers in any cultural community. By focusing on differences in cultural beliefs about health and illness and models for cross-cultural health and communication, this text helps students and professionals learn effective ways to implement health promotion programs and program evaluation across cultures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763757427
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 7/21/2009
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 405
  • Sales rank: 198,360
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit I The Foundations 1

Ch. 1 Introduction to Multicultural Health 4

Ch. 2 Cross-Cultural Concepts of Health and Illness 40

Ch. 3 Complementary and Alternative Medicine 72

Ch. 4 Religion, Rituals, and Health 104

Ch. 5 Multicultural Health: Legal and Ethical Impacts 134

Ch. 6 Health Promotion in Diverse Societies 160

Unit II Specific Cultural Groups 195

Ch. 7 Hispanic and Latino American Populations 198

Ch. 8 American Indian and Alaska Native Populations 224

Ch. 9 African American Populations 258

Ch. 10 Asian American and Pacific Islander Populations 282

Ch. 11 Caucasian American Populations 308

Ch. 12 Nonethnic Populations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals; Migrant Farmworkers 330

Unit III Looking Ahead 349

Ch. 13 Closing the Gap: Strategies for Eliminating Health Disparities 352

Glossary 373

Photo Credits 381

Index 383

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