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Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness By Rachel E. Spector

Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness
by Rachel E. Spector

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Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness: United States Edition by Rachel E. Spector

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.

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About Rachel E. Spector


Dr. Rachel E. Spector has been a student of culturally diverse HEALTH and ILLNESS beliefs and practices for 35 years and has researched and taught courses on culture and HEALTH care for the same time span. Dr. Spector has had the opportunity to work in many different communities, including the American Indian and Hispanic communities in Boston, Massachusetts. Her studies have taken her to many places: most of the United States, Canada, and Mexico; several European countries, including Denmark, England, Finland, Iceland, Italy, France, Russia, Spain, and Switzerland; Israel and Pakistan; and Australia and New Zealand. She was fortunate enough to collect traditional amulets and remedies from many of these diverse communities and to meet practitioners of traditional HEALTH care in several places. She was instrumental in the creation and presentation of the exhibit "Immigrant HEALTH Traditions" at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, May 1994 through January 1995. She and has exhibited HEALTH-related objects in several other settings. Recently, she served as a Colaboradora Honorifica (Honorary Collaborator) in the University of Alicante in Alicante, Spain, and Tamulipus, Mexico. In 2006, she was a Lady Davis Fellow in the Henrietta Zold-Hadassah Hebrew University School of Nursing in Jerusalem, Israel. This text was translated into Spanish by Maria Munoz and published in Madrid by Prentice Hall as Las Culturas de la SALUD in 2003. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a Scholar in Transcultural Nursing Society. The Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, the state organization of the American Nurses' Association, honored her as a "Living Legend" in 2007. In 2008 she was recognized by the American Nurses' Association for her work in Human Rights.

Table of Contents


Contents

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

Additional information

GOR009933685
Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness: United States Edition by Rachel E. Spector
Rachel E. Spector
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education (US)
2008-07-09
432
0135035899
9780135035894
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