Cultural Diversity in Health & Illness

Cultural Diversity in Health & Illness

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For undergraduate and graduate courses in patient care and basic health related profession programs, as well as medical, social work, and other health disciplines.

This text is based on the idea of "CulturalCare", which is the concept that promotes health care as culturally sensitive, culturally appropriate, and culturally competent. Stressing that CulturalCare is both content and process, the text explores how this concept is essential in order to meet the complex health care needs of patients and their families and communities. Using a practical and student-friendly approach, the Sixth Edition examines how health care can cross social and cultural boundaries of a patient while assessing that patient's particular social environment as it relates to their health issues.

Rich in pedagogy, the text includes case studies, illustrations, tables and a companion website, material related to demographics, immigration, poverty, and folk traditions are all covered. There is a shrink-wrapped book of assessment tools and guides included.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 137.16 x 223.52 x 17.78mm | 566.99g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • bibliog , index
  • 0130493791
  • 9780130493798

Table of contents


1. Cultural Heritage and History.
2. Diversity: Demographic, Immigration, and Poverty.
3. Health and Illness.

4. HEALTH Traditions.
5. HEALING Traditions.
6. Familial HEALTH Traditions.
7. Health Care Delivery and Issues.

8. HEALTH and ILLNESS in the American Indian and Alaska, Native Population.
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.
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