Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness

Cultural Diversity in Health and 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 more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 137.16 x 223.52 x 17.78mm | 566.99g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • bibliog , index
  • 0130493791
  • 9780130493798

Table of contents

I. CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS. 1. Cultural Heritage and History. 2. Diversity: Demographic, 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, 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. Epilogue. 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. Bibliography. more

About Rachel E. Spector

The sixth 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 includes the latest information on the health care delivery system in a new organizational format. 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. FEATURES INCLUDE: *Free Pocket Guide to Assessment and Health Tradition *Free Companion Website with activities and test questions *Revised organization to create a better flow of content *New content on generational differences *Updated chapter on the health care delivery system including discussions of barriers and alternatives *New MediaLink icons that refer students to more information on the website *New Application questions at the end of every chapter *Coverage on the concept of faith in the context of healing or macro-religious traditions *Demographic background discussion of each of the U.S. Census Bureau's categories of the population for a statistical overview of the diversity of patient populationsshow more

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