Cultural diversity in health and illness

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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.

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