Race, Ethnicity, and Health: A Public Health Reader / Edition 2

Race, Ethnicity, and Health: A Public Health Reader / Edition 2

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by Thomas A. LaVeist, Lydia A. Isaac
     
 

Race, Ethnicity and Health, Second Edition, is a new andcritical selection of hallmark articles that address healthdisparities in America. It effectively documents the need for equaltreatment and equal health status for minorities. Intended as aresource for faculty and students in public health as well as thesocial sciences, it will be also be valuable to

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Race, Ethnicity and Health, Second Edition, is a new andcritical selection of hallmark articles that address healthdisparities in America. It effectively documents the need for equaltreatment and equal health status for minorities. Intended as aresource for faculty and students in public health as well as thesocial sciences, it will be also be valuable to public healthadministrators and frontline staff who serve diverse racial andethnic populations. The book brings together the bestpeer reviewed research literature from the leading scholars andfaculty in this growing field, providing a historical and politicalcontext for the study of health, race, and ethnicity, with keyfindings on disparities in access, use, and quality. This volumealso examines the role of health care providers in healthdisparities and discusses the issue of matching patients anddoctors by race.

There has been considerable new research since the originalmanuscript’s preparation in 2001 and publication in 2002, andreflecting this, more than half the book is newcontent.  New chapters cover: reflections on demographicchanges in the US based on the current census; metrics andnomenclature for disparities; theories of genetic basis fordisparities; the built environment; residential segregation;environmental health; occupational health; health disparities inintegrated communities; Latino health; Asian populations; stressand health; physician/patient relationships; hospital treatment ofminorities; the slavery hypertension hypothesis; geographicdisparities; and intervention design.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118049082
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Series:
Public Health/Vulnerable Populations Series, #26
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
848
Sales rank:
331,503
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas A. La Veist is associate professor of health policy and management and director of the Center for Health Disparities Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Sources
The Authors
The Editor
Acknowledgments
Tables and Figures
1Introduction: Why We Should Study Race, Ethnicity, and Health1
Pt. 1Background: Historical and Political Considerations9
2Shades of Difference: Theoretical Underpinnings of the Medical Controversy on Black-White Differences in the United States, 1830-187011
3Under the Shadow of Tuskegee: African Americans and Health Care34
4Latino Outlook: Good Health, Uncertain Prognosis47
5Segregation, Poverty, and Empowerment: Health Consequences for African Americans76
Pt. 2Conceptual Issues in the Study of Race and Ethnicity97
6A Note on the Biological Concept of Race and Its Application in Epidemiologic Research99
7Beyond Dummy Variables and Sample Selection: What Health Services Researchers Ought to Know About Race as a Variable115
8The Bell Curve: On Race, Social Class, and Epidemiologic Research129
9Latino Terminology: Conceptual Bases for Standardized Terminology141
Pt. 3Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care161
10Racial and Ethnic Differences in Access to Medical Care163
11Disparities in Health Care by Race, Ethnicity, and Language Among the Insured: Findings from a National Sample198
Pt. 4Why Disparities Exist211
12Black-White Differences in the Relationship of Maternal Age to Birthweight: A Population-Based Test of the Weathering Hypothesis213
13Immigration and the Health of Asian and Pacific Islander Adults in the United States231
14Differing Birthweight Among Infants of U.S.-Born Blacks, African-Born Blacks, and U.S.-Born Whites252
15Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: Differences Between U.S.- and Foreign-Born Women in Major U.S. Racial and Ethnic Groups265
16Understanding the Hispanic Paradox280
17Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener's Tale311
18Racism as a Stressor for African Americans: A Biopsychosocial Model319
19Is Skin Color a Marker for Racial Discrimination? Explaining the Skin Color-Hypertension Relationship340
20John Henryism and the Health of African Americans350
21Racial Residential Segregation: A Fundamental Cause of Racial Disparities in Health369
22U.S. Socioeconomic and Racial Differences in Health: Patterns and Explanations391
23The Relationship of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Characteristics to Birthweight Among Five Ethnic Groups in California432
24Neighborhood Characteristics Associated with the Location of Food Stores and Food Service Places448
25"We Don't Carry That": Failure of Pharmacies in Predominantly Nonwhite Neighborhoods of Stock Opioid Analgesics463
26Solid Waste Sites and the Black Houston Community472
27Health Risk and Inequitable Distribution of Liquor Stores in African American Neighborhoods487
28Probing the Meaning of Racial/Ethnic Group Comparisons in Crack Cocaine Smoking494
Pt. 5Provider Factors505
29Ethnicity and Analgesic Practice507
30The Effect of Race and Sex on Physicians' Recommendations for Cardiac Catheterization
31Patient Race and Psychotropic Prescribing During Medical Encounters531
32The Effect of Patient Race and Socioeconomic Status on Physicians' Perception of Patients547
Pt. 6Patient Factors575
33Do Patient Preferences Contribute to Racial Differences in Cardiovascular Procedure Use?577
34Racial Differences in Attitudes Toward Professional Mental Health Care and in the Use of Services591
Pt. 7Provider-Patient Interaction Factors607
35Race, Gender, and Partnership in the Patient-Physician Relationship609
36Patient-Physician Racial Concordance and the Perceived Quality and Use of Health Care626
37Racial Differences in the Use of Cardiac Catheterization After Acute Myocardial Infarction644
Name Index657
Subject Index684

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