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Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Rachel E. Spector

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 22, 2008

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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.

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Contents

PREFACE

A WORD ABOUT HEALTH

 

UNIT I CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS

CHAPTER 1 Cultural Heritage and History

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in CULTURALCARE

Heritage Consistency

Acculturation Themes

Ethnocultural Life Trajectories

Commingling Variables

Cultural Conflict

Cultural Phenomena Affecting Health

 

CHAPTER 2 Diversity

Census 2000

Immigration

Poverty

 

CHAPTER 3 Health and Illness

Health

Illness

 

UNIT II HEALTH DOMAINS

CHAPTER 4 Health Traditions

HEALTH and ILLNESS

HEALTH Traditions Model

HEALTH Protection

Health/HEALTH Care Choices

Folk Medicine

Health/HEALTH Care Philosophies

 

CHAPTER 5 Healing Traditions

HEALING

Ancient Forms of HEALING

Religion and HEALING

HEALING and Today’s Beliefs

Ancient Rituals Related to the Life Cycle

 

CHAPTER 6 Familial Health Traditions

Familial Health/HEALTH Traditions

Consciousness Raising

 

CHAPTER 7 Health Care Delivery and Issues

The Health Care Provider’s Culture

Health Care Costs

Trends in Development of the Health Care System

Common Problems in Health Care Delivery

Pathways to Health Services

Barriers to Health Care

Medicine as an Institution of Social Control

 

UNIT III HEALTH AND ILLNESS PANORAMAS

CHAPTER8 HEALTH and ILLNESS in the American Indian and Alaska Native Population

Background

Traditional Definitions of HEALTH and ILLNESS

Traditional Methods of HEALING

Current Health Care Problems

The Indian Health Service

 

CHAPTER9 HEALTH and ILLNESS in the Asian Populations

Background

Traditional Definitions of HEALTH and ILLNESS

Traditional Methods of HEALTH Maintenance and Protection

Traditional Methods of HEALTH Restoration

Current Health Problems

 

CHAPTER 10 HEALTH and ILLNESS in the Black Population

Background

Traditional Definitions of HEALTH and ILLNESS

Traditional Methods of HEALTH Maintenance and Protection

Traditional Methods of HEALTH Restoration

Current Health Problems

 

CHAPTER 11 HEALTH and ILLNESS in the Hispanic Populations

Background

Mexicans

Puerto Ricans

 

CHAPTER 12 HEALTH and ILLNESS in the White Populations

Background

German Americans

Italian Americans

Polish Americans

 

EPILOGUE

APPENDIX A Selected Key Terms Related to Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness

APPENDIX B Calendar: Religious Holidays That Change Dates

APPENDIX C Suggested Course Outline

APPENDIX D Suggested Course Activity–Urban Hiking

APPENDIX E Heritage Assessment Tool

APPENDIX F Quick Guide for CULTURALCARE

APPENDIX G Data Resources

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

 

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