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For courses in Community Nursing, and for use in basic health related profession programs, as well as in medical, social work, and other health disciplines. This text promotes an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. 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 help to explore the issues and perceptions of health and illness today.
Table of Contents
I. PROVIDER SELF-AWARENESS.
1. Health and Illness. 2. Familial Folk Remedies. 3. Health Care Delivery: Issues, Barriers, and Alternatives.
II CULTURAL AWARENESS.
4. Culture and Heritage. 5. Health Traditions. 6. Healing: Magicoreligious Traditions. 7. The Influence of Demographics on Health Care.
III. SELECTED TRADITIONAL VIEWS OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS.
8. Health and Illness in the American Indian, Aleut, and Eskimo Communities. 9. Health and Illness in the Asian/Pacific Islander American Community. 10. Health and Illness in Black American Communities. 11. Health and Illness in Hispanic American Communities. 12. Health and Illness in White European American Communities. Epilogue. Bibliography. Appendix I: Selected Key Terms Related to Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness. Appendix II: Suggested Course Outline. Appendix III: Suggested Course Activities. Appendix IV: Heritage Assessment Tool. Appendix V: Quick Guide for CulturalCare. Appendix VI: Data Resources. Appendix VII: NIH Office of Alternative Medicine. Appendix VIII: Networks: Selected Health-Related Organizations. Bibliography. Index.