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The seventh edition of this well-respected book continues to promote an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Completely revised and updated, it examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system and consumers, and examples of traditional health beliefs and practices among selected populations. An emphasis on the influences of recent social, political, and demographic changes helps to explore the issues and perceptions of health and illness today. An essential for any health-care professional, this book sets the standard for cultural perspectives.
Table of Contents
I. CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS.
1. Cultural Heritage and History.
2. Diversity: Demographic and Immigration, and Poverty.
3. Health and Illness.
II. HEALTH DOMAINS.
4. Health Traditions.
5. Healing Traditions.
6. Familial Health Traditions.
7. Health-Care Delivery and Issues.
III. HEALTH AND ILLNESS PANORAMAS.
8. Health and Illness in the American Indian and Alaska.
9. Health and Illness in the Asian Population.
10. Health and Illness in the Black Population.
11. Health and Illness in the Hispanic Population.
12. Health and Illness in the White Population.
Appendix I: Selected Key Terms Related to Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness.
Appendix II: Suggested Course Outline.
Appendix III: Suggested Course Activities.
Appendix IV: Heritage Assessment Tool.
Appendix V: Quick Guide for CulturalCare.
Appendix VI: Data Resources.
Appendix VII: Networks: Selected Health-Related Organizations.
Appendix VIII: Folklife Centers.