Health in America: A Multicultural Perspective

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Allyn and Bacon, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
There is a disproportionate number of health problems faced by minority Americans, and they often go unnoticed due to the equally disproportionate burdens of poverty, sickness and death which plague minority citizens. These problems are a result of complex social, economic and political factors, and Nakamura provides a revealing discussion of all of them. In this book, Nakamura discusses the health issues and problems faced by African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. This book brings into focus 1) the many health problems faced by ethnic minority Americans, 2) an evaluation of what is known and what is not known about the health problems ethnic minority Americans face, and 3) the need for a re-evaluation and reorganization of the health care system to better serve the needs of all Americans. This coverage gives readers more of an eclectic appreciation of diverse health practices in other cultures. Health educators, nurses, doctors, and public health officials and hospital administrators who deal with health issues as they relate to multiculturalism, diversity, minority or emigrant health.

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Contents

Healing and Culture
27
Ethnic Minority American Families
50
The MindBody Connection
74
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