CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS This title has been archived.

Author: Rachel Spector, PhD, RN, CTN, FAAN
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Publisher: Pearson Health Science
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN 10: 0135035899
ISBN 13: 9780135035894
Edition: 7th

Description:

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

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • DEDICATION
  • CULTURAL CARE
  • Notice
  • Preface
  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgments

Unit I Cultural Foundations

    Cultural Heritage and History

    • Objectives
    • National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care
    • Cultural Competence
    • Linguistic Competence
    • CulturalCare
    • Heritage Consistency
    • Acculturation Themes
    • Ethnocultural Life Trajectories
    • Commingling Variables
    • Cultural Conflict
    • Cultural Phenomena Affecting Health
    • Internet Sources
    • References

    Diversity

    • Objectives
    • Census 2000
    • Immigration
    • Poverty
    • Internet Sources
    • References

    Health and Illness

    • Objectives
    • Health
    • Illness
    • Internet Sources
    • References

Unit II HEALTH Domains

    HEALTH Traditions

    • Objectives
    • HEALTH and ILLNESS
    • HEALTH Traditions Model
    • HEALTH Protection
    • Health/HEALTH Care Choices
    • Folk Medicine
    • Health/HEALTH Care Philosophies
    • Internet Sources
    • References

    Healing Traditions

    • Objectives
    • HEALING
    • Ancient Forms of HEALING
    • Religion and HEALING
    • HEALING and Today’s Beliefs
    • Ancient Rituals Related to the Life Cycle
    • Internet Sources
    • References

    Familial HEALTH Traditions

    • Objectives
    • Familial Health/HEALTH Traditions
    • Consciousness Raising
    • Folklife Centers
    • References

    Health Care Delivery and Issues

    • Objectives
    • 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
    • Internet Sources
    • References

Unit III HEALTH and ILLNESS Panoramas

    HEALTH and ILLNESS in the American Indian and Alaska Native Population

    • Objectives
    • Background
    • Traditional Definitions of HEALTH and ILLNESS
    • Traditional Methods of HEALING
    • Current Health Care Problems
    • The Indian Health Service
    • Internet Sources
    • References
    • Additional Readings

    HEALTH and ILLNESS in the Asian Populations

    • Objectives
    • Background
    • Traditional Definitions of HEALTH and ILLNESS
    • Traditional Methods of HEALTH Maintenance and Protection
    • Traditional Methods of HEALTH Restoration
    • Current Health Problems
    • Internet Sources
    • References

    HEALTH and ILLNESS in the Black Population

    • Objectives
    • Background
    • Traditional Definitions of HEALTH and ILLNESS
    • Traditional Methods of HEALTH Maintenance and Protection
    • Traditional Methods of HEALTH Restoration
    • Current Health Problems
    • Internet Sources
    • References

    HEALTH and ILLNESS in the Hispanic Populations

    • Objectives
    • Background
    • Mexicans
    • Puerto Ricans
    • Internet Sources
    • References

    HEALTH and ILLNESS in the White Populations

    • Objectives
    • Background
    • German Americans
    • Italian Americans
    • Polish Americans
    • Health Status of White Population
    • Internet Sources
    • References

    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