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TitleHandbook of Immigrant Health [electronic resource] / edited by Sana Loue
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1998
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1936-6
Descript XIV, 654 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Here is the first comprehensive cross-disciplinary work to examine the current health situation of our immigrants, successfully integrating the vast literature of diverse fields -- epidemiology, health services research, anthropology, law, medicine, social work, health promotion, and bioethics -- to explore the richness and diversity of the immigrant population from a culturally-sensitive perspective. This unequalled resource examines methodological issues, issues in clinical care and research, health and disease in specific immigrant populations, patterns of specific diseases in immigrant groups in the US, and conclusive insight towards the future. Complete with 73 illustrations, this singular book is the blueprint for where we must go in the future


CONTENT

1. United States Immigration: A Historical Perspective -- 2. Defining the Immigrant -- 3. Acculturation -- 4. Medical Interpretation: An Essential Clinical Service for Non-English-Speaking Immigrants -- 5. Cross-Cultural Use of Measurements -- 6. Access to Health Care -- 7. Health Care Seeking Behavior -- 8. Healing Practices -- 9. The Role of the Family and the Community in the Clinical Setting -- 10. Folk Illnesses -- 11. Ethical Issues in Immigrant Health Care and Clinical Research -- 12. Refugee Health -- 13. Border Health -- 14. Migrant Health -- 15. Health and Disease among Hispanics -- 16. Asian Pacific Islander Health -- 17. African Health -- 18. Infectious Diseases -- 19. Cancer -- 20. Mental Illness and Immigration -- 21. Occupational Injuries: A Review of Incidence and Factors Associated with Occurrence while at Work -- 22. Reproductive Health -- 23. Aging -- 24. Substance Use among Immigrants to the United States -- 25. Intimate Partner Violence among Immigrants -- 26. Violence and Injury among Immigrants: An Epidemiological Review -- 27. Strategies for Health Education: Theoretical Models -- 28. Strategies for Health Education: Community-Based Methods -- 29. Immigrant Health Care Providers in the United States -- 30. Public Health Planning and Policy Change


Medicine Public health Health promotion Epidemiology Medicine & Public Health Public Health Epidemiology Health Promotion and Disease Prevention



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