Mexican Americans and Health �Sana! �Sana!

ISBN-10: 0816519765
ISBN-13: 9780816519767
Edition: 2001
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Description: This accessible guide is intended for the undergraduate classroom. Students are introduced to the history of Mexican-Americans and given profiles of the Mexican-Americans who were interviewed. The subsequent chapters address various issues of  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 8/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 156
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

This accessible guide is intended for the undergraduate classroom. Students are introduced to the history of Mexican-Americans and given profiles of the Mexican-Americans who were interviewed. The subsequent chapters address various issues of special concern to Mexican-Americans as medical patients, including language, cultural mores, AIDS, drug use, and notions of health. De la Torre is an agricultural economist active in public health; Estrada teaches public health and Mexican American studies at the U. of Arizona. c. Book News Inc.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acronyms Used in the Text
Acknowledgments
"I'm healthy but ...": Introduction
Overview of Health Care Issues for People of Mexican Origin
Interviewee Personal Profiles
Notes
"It was just an ideal location": An Introduction to the Mexican-Origin Population
Political-Geographic Concentration of the Mexican-Origin Population
Historical Concentration of the Mexican-Origin Population
Language Status
Educational Level
Occupational Location
Concluding Thoughts
Discussion Exercises
Suggested Readings
Notes
"It's about having a healthy body": The Health Status of Mexican Americans
The Historical Context of Health and Disease
The Sociocultural Basis of Health and Disease
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Mexican American Community
The Health Status of Mexican American Subgroups
The Mexican American Morbidity and Mortality Paradox
Concluding Thoughts
Discussion Exercises
Suggested Readings
Notes
"One starts with marijuana ...": Understanding Substance Abuse and aids
Prevalence of Drug Use among Mexican American Adolescents and Adults
Causal Factors in Substance Use
The Co-occurrence of Violence and Substance Use among Mexican American Adolescents
Adverse Health Consequences of Drug Use
Prevention Issues among Hispanic Youth and Adolescents
Concluding Thoughts
Discussion Exercises
Suggested Readings
Notes
"Treated like second-class citizens": Health Care Access
What Is Health Care Access?
Who Are the Uninsured?
Financial Access to Care: A Crisis for Mexican-Origin Patients
Risk Factors That Influence the Health Insurance Coverage of the Mexican-Origin Population
The Role of Minority Health Care Professionals in Access to Care
Concluding Thoughts
Discussion Exercises
Suggested Readings
Notes
"My doctor doesn't care": Cultural Competency in Health Care Services
Linguistic Competency: A Significant Component of Cultural Competency
The Impact of Mexican Folklore, Language, and Health
Cultural Competency: Implications for the Mexican-Origin Population
Understanding the Role of Gender and Cultural Competency
Implementation of Cultural Competency: Implications for the Mexican-Origin Population
A Patient's Guide for Assessing the Cultural Competency of a Health Care Provider
Beyond Cultural Competency: Some Final Thoughts
Discussion Exercises
Suggested Readings
Notes
"This is about healing, about people getting better prevention": Future Trends in Mexican American Health
Mexican American Health Policy in the Twenty-First Century
Note
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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