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Cross-cultural medicine [publication] /

by Bigby, JudyAnn [edt].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Philadelphia : American College of Physicians, 2003, cop. 2003Description: IX, 289 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 193051302X.SAPHIR theme(s): Professions de santé | Sciences humaines et socialesMeSH subject(s): Delivery of Health Care | Cross-Cultural Comparison | Ethnic Groups | Health Behavior | Cultural Diversity | Minority Groups | Delivery of Health Care -- methods | Health Behavior -- ethnology | United StatesPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: As the United States population becomes increasingly diverse, the need for guidelines to assure competent healthcare among minorities becomes ever more urgent. This book provides important background information on various racial, ethnic, and cultural groups, their general health problems and risks, and spiritual and religious issues. Individual chapters are devoted to the special concerns of several groups: blacks and African Americans, Latinos, American Indians and Native Alaskans, Asian Americans, and Arab Americans and American Muslims. These chapters lay the foundation for exploring an individual's health beliefs and concerns in the context of his or her sociocultural experiences. Advice on advocating for systems and procedures that improve access to care for minorities brings the volume to a practical close. [Ed.]
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As the United States population becomes increasingly diverse, the need for guidelines to assure competent healthcare among minorities becomes ever more urgent. This book provides important background information on various racial, ethnic, and cultural groups, their general health problems and risks, and spiritual and religious issues. Individual chapters are devoted to the special concerns of several groups: blacks and African Americans, Latinos, American Indians and Native Alaskans, Asian Americans, and Arab Americans and American Muslims. These chapters lay the foundation for exploring an individual's health beliefs and concerns in the context of his or her sociocultural experiences. Advice on advocating for systems and procedures that improve access to care for minorities brings the volume to a practical close. [Ed.]