Caring for Arab Patients: A Biopsychosocial Approach

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Laeth Sari Nasir, Arwa Kayed Abdul-Haq
Radcliffe Publishing, 2008 - Medical - 252 pages
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This practical and patient-centred guide assists medical professionals in delivering better clinical care to Arab patients. In examining the psychosocial underpinnings of Arab medicine, this unique book summarises and assesses the latest research, taking into account the needs and priorities of Arab patients. Important issues covered include patient education, compliance, 'doctor shopping', and psychiatric and mental health services. The evidence-based approach integrates academic research and first-hand experience from the unique bicultural position of the contributors. "Caring for Arab Patients" is vital for all healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and occupational therapists with responsibilities for Arab patients, throughout the world. Students of medicine and nursing will find much of interest, as will healthcare managers, researchers, academics, policy makers and shapers.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Culture environment and health
3
Culture and health
5
Globalization health and culture
19
Gender and health
27
Genetic disorders
61
The family
75
The Arab family formation function and dysfunction
77
Death and dying
141
Mental health
153
Approach to the patient in primary care psychiatry
155
Anxiety and somatoform disorders
169
Posttraumatic stress disorder
185
Eating disorders
199
Substance abuse
209
Depression selfharm behavior and suicide
223

Child abuse and neglect
89
Domestic conflict and violence
101
Disability
117
Age and aging
125
Patient education
233
Patient education
235
Index
247
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respectively Department of Family Medicine, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Staff Physician, Children's Hospital Omaha, Volunteer Faculty, Departments of Family Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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