Handbook of Asian American Health

Handbook of Asian American Health


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ISBN-13: 9781493913442
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 06/05/2014
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 449
Sales rank: 1,227,398
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Grace J. Yoo MPH, Ph.D is a sociologist and professor of Asian American Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. Her research interests are understanding social support needs on a wide range of health care issues impacting Asian Americans including cancer control and cancer survivorship, management of chronic illnesses, aging and caregiving and health care access. She has published in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals including AAPI Nexus, Supportive Cancer Care, Cross-Cultural Gerontology and Ethnicity and Health.

Mai-Nhung Le, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.is an associate professor in the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University.She has interests in understanding social, cultural, and health issues impacting Asian Americans and Asians abroad.She has conducted a significant amount of research on the spread of STDs in both Vietnam and the United States. Her work has appeared in peer reviewed journals such asAIDS and Behavior, Journal of Sex ResearchandJournal of Cancer Education.She is currently editing a Vietnamese American Anthology titledVietnamese Americans: Experiences and Perspectives. In recent years, she has shifted her area of research to Asian Americans and cancer, particularly on cancer survivorship.

Alan Y. Oda, Ph.D. is a professor of undergraduate psychology at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. His research includes parenting and family relations, adolescence, Asian American and other minority American populations, and faith development. Currently, he is investigating the future role of the Asian American church in providing care for the elderly, and is also studying interventions aimed at Latino adolescent females at risk for suicide. He served as the executive director of the Asian American Christian Counseling Service (AACCS) and continues as a member of the agency’s board of directors. Oda participates on the Committee of Diversity Issues for the National Collegiate Honors Council. He is also involved with CRASH Japan, an organization providing relief services to victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku area of Japan.

Table of Contents


Section I: Ethnicity and Health

Chapter 1 Ethnicity and Health by Fang Gong and David T. Takeuchi

Chapter 2 Critical Issues Impacting Asian Indian Americans by Ranjita Misra

Chapter 3 Chinese Americans and Health: The Impact of Culture on Disease Prevention and Managementby Angela Sun

Chapter 4 The Health of Filipino/a Americans: Challenges and Opportunities for Changeby Richard Sean Magbual and Roderick Raña Daus-Magbual,

Chapter 5 Japanese Americans: Current HealthIssues and Directions for Future Researchby Tazuko Shibusawa

Chapter 6 Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Health in the Korean AmericanCommunity by Grace J. Yoo and Sachiko Wood

Chapter 7 Social and Cultural Influences on the Health of the Vietnamese American Population Vietnamese Americans by Mai Nhung Le and Tu-Uyen Nguyen

Chapter 8EmergingSouth Asian Americansand Healthby Shilpa Patel and Nadia Islam

Chapter 9 Southeast Asian American Health: Sociohistorical and Cultural Perspectives by Khatharya Um

Chapter 10 Mixed Asian Americans and Health: Navigating UnchartedWaters by Cathy J. Tashiro

Section II: Social Determinants of Health

Chapter 11 Acculturation and Culture: A Critical Factor for Asian Americans' Health by Yijie Wang and Su Yeong Kim

Chapter 12 Asian Americans and Racism: Mental Health and Health Consequences by Alvin N. Alvarez and Jayoung Shin

Chapter 13 Asian Americans, Socioeconomic Status, and Health: Current Findings and Future Concerns by Wei Zhang

Section III: Critical Health Issues Facing Asian Americans

Chapter 14 Perceptions and Culturally Responsive Care of Asian Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias by Linda A. Gerdner and Gwen Yeo

Chapter 15 Cancer: AnOngoing Risk for Asian American Communitiesby Giang T. Nguyen

Chapter 16 Heterogeneity in Cardiovascular Health among Asian American subgroups: Risk Factors, Outcomes, Treatment and Prevention, and Future Research Opportunities by Ariel T. Holland and Latha P. Palaniappan

Chapter 17 Diabetes: A Growing Concern in the Asian American Communityby Ranjita Misra

Chapter 18 Obesity and Asian Americans: Prevalence, Risk Factors, andFuture Research Directions by May C. Wang

Chapter 19 Hepatitis B and Asian Americansby Tung T. Nguyen, Vicky Taylor, Annette Maxwell, Moon S. Chen Jr., Roshan Bastani, and Susan Stewart

Chapter 20 Severe Mental Illness in Asian Americans: Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder by Russell F. Lim and Francis G. Liu

Chapter 21Asian AmericanViolence: Scope, Context, and Implicationsby Deborah A. Goebert, Thao N. Le, and Jeanelle J. Sugimoto-Matsuda

Section IV: Health Care Delivery

Chapter 22Falling through the Cracks: Models, Barriers, and the Future of Health Care Access for Asian Americans Access by Stephen Vong and Ricky Choi

Chapter 23Quality of Health Care for Asian Americans by Dara H Sorkin, Heather Ngai, and Quyen Ngo-Metzger

Chapter 24Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Asian Americans: Is IntegrativeMedicine the Ticket into the US Healthcare Systemby Isha Weerasinghe, Lixin Zhang, and Simona C. Kwon

Chapter 25A Passage to a Good Death: End of LifeCare for Asian Americans by Evaon Wong-Kim and Nancy J. Burke

Section V: Social Movements, Health and the Asian American Community

Chapter 26Early Chinese Immigrants Organizing for Healthcare: The Establishmentof the Chinese Hospital of San Francisco: by Laureen D. Hom

Chapter 27Lives Were Saved: The Asian American Donor Program by Jonathan Leong, Kira Donnell, and Emily Avera

Chapter 28HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States by Don Operario, Judy Tan, and Caroline Kuo

Chapter 29Evolution of an Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Cancer Advocacy Movement: Heroes Among Us by Susan Matsuko Shinagawa and Alan Oda

Chapter 30The Versailles Social Movement and Implications for Asian American Environmental Health in Post- Katrina New Orleans by Maureen Lichtveld and Vy Dao

Chapter 31 The Role of Asian Americans in Ending Hepatitis B by Ted Fang and Jason Liu

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