Health Issues in the Black Community

ISBN-10: 0787952362
ISBN-13: 9780787952365
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: Vigorous action must be directed to prevent disease, promote overall health, and deliver appropriate care within the African American population. In this thoroughly updated and revised edition of Health Issues in the Black Community the authors  More...

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Book details

List price: $80.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/12/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 648
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Vigorous action must be directed to prevent disease, promote overall health, and deliver appropriate care within the African American population. In this thoroughly updated and revised edition of Health Issues in the Black Community the authors offer an in-depth examination of the most pressing health problems confronting the black community. Written by a stellar panel of scholars and practitioners in the field, this valuable resource examines such topics as chronic illnesses, the effect of violence, and health policy. Health Issues in the Black Community also contains the most current thinking on relevant health, delivery, lifestyle, and policy issues.

Foreword: Another Call to Action
Preface
The Editors
The Contributors
Health Status Across the Life Span
African American Health: An Overview
The Health Status of Children and Adolescents
The Health Status of Black Women
The Health Status of Black Men
Health and the Elderly
Social, Mental, and Environmental Challenges
The Epidemiology of Mental Disorder: 1985-2000
The Role of Black Faith Communities in Fostering Health
The Epidemic of Homicide and Violence
The Dilemma of Organ and Tissue Transplantation
Chronic Diseases
Hypertension and Other Risk Factors for Stroke
Cancer
Diabetes
Sickle Cell Anemia
Tuberculosis
Pediatric Asthma in African American Children
Lifestyle Behaviors
HIV/AIDS
Tobacco: From Slavery to Addiction
Substance Abuse
Alcohol Use and Misuse
Nutrition
Physical Activity
Ethical, Political, and Ecological Issues
The Quest for Environmental Justice
Research and Ethics: A Legacy of Distrust
Health Policy Challenges
Cultural Sensitivity in Public Health
Closing the Gap: Eliminating Health Disparities
Afterword
Name Index
Subject Index

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